France’s Macron says China has a “major role” to play in finding a path to peace in Ukraine during the first speech of his three-day visit to Beijing.
Speaking at a gathering of the French community in Beijing, Macron said France would seek to work with China “in this shared responsibility for peace and stability” in Ukraine.
“China, with its close relationship with Russia, which has been reaffirmed in recent days, can play a major role,” he said.
Speaking to journalists after his remarks, Macron said: “We have decided since the beginning of the conflict to help the victim, and we have also made it very clear that anyone helping the aggressor would be an accomplice in breach of international law.”
Macron is expected to meet with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on Thursday.