5/10, 2:51 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Xi, Macron agree to support Russia, Ukraine peace talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping talked over the phone to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron om Tuesday and the two leaders agreed that all sides should work towards helping Russia and Ukraine to restore peace through negotiations, CCTV reported.

Xi told Macron that China has been "promoting peace talks in its own way" and insisted Beijing is "vigilant" in its efforts to avoid a confrontation between blocs. Macron noted he agrees with Xi on a lot of issues regarding Ukraine and stressed Paris does not want to take part in a group confrontation. Xi also expressed hope that China and France can "properly manage and control" their differences in order to improve bilateral ties.

On Monday, Xi discussed Ukraine with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the two agreed they need to work on establishing stability in the area.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / NP