In late December 2019, the Chinese ambassador in Paris, Mr. Lu Shaye invited France and the European Union to join the new Silk Road.
On November 15, 2019, was held in Paris the first conference to promote economic and commercial cooperation between Wuhan and France.
For his second visit to China from 4 to 6 November 2019, French President Macron highlighted the importance of a European-Chinese partnership.
On November 4 & 5, 2019, will be held in Paris; the “Silk Roads: Smart Territories” conference, that will inaugurate the “Silkologies Initiatives” program.
China and the European Union are strengthening their cooperation in aviation, a major component of the Belt and Road Initiative.
After signing a MoU with Italy, Chinese President Xi Jinping traveled to France where he met with president Macron to discuss about EU-China cooperation.
From March 12 to 15, 2019, the MPIM (International Market of Real Estate Professionals) took place in Cannes, France. A roundtable was dedicated to the Belt and Road Initiative.
French adn Chinese foreign ministers, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Wang Yi, in a joint declaration, expressed their strongest political commitment to respect the Paris agreements on climate change and affirmed their support for the next COP24 to be held in Katowice.
On October 11, 2018, former French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin was the guest speaker of France’s Superior Council of Notaries (Conseil Supérieur du Notariat) for a conference entitled “The New Silk Roads, the New Roads of Law”, which took place at the Chinese Cultural Center of Paris.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe traveled to China for a four-day visit.
The prime minister insisted on establishing new balanced trade relations between France and China, in order to reduce the 30-billion-euro-trade deficit.