President Macron discussed war in Ukraine with Chinese Xi, France says

French President Emmanuel Macron greets Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrives for a dinner at Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, near Nice, France March 24, 2019. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/Pool/File Photo

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PARIS, May 10 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Tuesday discussed the war in Ukraine and the resulting global food crisis, and called for an urgent ceasefire, a declared the Elysée after a phone call between the two. leaders.

“The two heads of state reiterated their commitment to respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine,” said the presidency of the Elysée.

The Elysee Palace said Macron and Xi had discussed France’s FARM (Mission for Food and Agricultural Resilience) initiative in response to food risk.

In light of the strict COVID-related restrictions on the movement of people in China, Macron called on China to take into account the concerns of the French community there, including maintaining air links with France, allowing travel to airports and ensuring that children would not be separated from their parents.

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Reporting by Tassilo Hummel Editing by GV De Clercq, William Maclean

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