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French President set to visit China
April 16, 2013, 1:47 pm

Hollande believes Russia's position on Syria is vital to ending the conflict [Getty images]

A foreign ministry spokeswomen says Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold talks with Francois Hollande (pictured) during his visit [Getty Images]

French President Francois Hollande will pay a state visit to China from April 25 to 26, a Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman announced on Monday at a regular press briefing.

According to Hua Chunying, Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold talks with Hollande during his visit.

Premier Li Keqiang and Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, will also meet him respectively.

The two sides will exchange views on China-France ties, China-EU relations, as well as international and regional issues of common concern, she said.