China and France expect to sign a number of cooperative documents in civilian nuclear energy and aviation, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying said here Thursday.
Fu made the remarks at a news briefing on Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to France and Portugal from November 4 to 11.
China and France have conducted fruitful cooperation in civilian nuclear energy and aviation, Fu said, citing the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station in south China's Guangdong Province and the Airbus 320 Final Assembly Line in Tianjin.
China holds a positive attitude to expanding nuclear and aviation cooperation with France, she said, adding the two sides were discussing how to broaden cooperation in these fields.
In reply to a question on whether the nationwide strike in France will affect Hu's visit, Fu said the situation in France would not affect the arranged schedule of the president.
Hu's visit to France and Portugal came in the context of the still unstable world economic recovery and the upcoming Group of 20 (G20) Summit in Seoul, Fu said.
She said Hu's visit to the two countries was viewed as very significant for promoting friendly relations with the two nations and overall China-EU relations.【1】 【2】 【3】