French President Jacques Chirac meets Tuesday with China's foreign minister to discuss Iran's nuclear program, possible U.N. reform and North Korea, officials said.
Li Zhaoxing, on a two-day visit to Paris, also meets with other top officials, including his French counterpart and the head of France's National Assembly, the Foreign Ministry said.
The visit was part of a "global strategic partnership" between the two countries, and was to include discussions on new bilateral economic and cultural projects, the ministry said.
Li also has a working dinner with Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy and also meets with Cooperation and Development Minister Brigitte Girardin, reports the AP.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his speech dedicated to the Day of the Russian Navy, recalled the threats that Russia is currently facing from a number of countries.