French President Macron entertains Xi Jinping in his \”second hometown\”

At the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Tarbes, the capital of the Hautes-Pyrenees, on Tuesday (7th) to continue his state visit. Macron visited a family in the Tourmalet Pass in the Pyrenees on the same day. The restaurant hosted a banquet for Xi Jinping.

At the invitation of French President Macron, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Tarbes, the capital of the Hautes-Pyrenees, on Tuesday (7th) to continue his state visit. On the same day, Macron hosted a banquet for Xi Jinping at a restaurant on the Tourmalet Pass in the Pyrenees. .
According to the \”Global Times\” report, Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan arrived in Tabu Macron by special plane at noon on Tuesday and first lady Brigitte. Macron and local officials personally picked him up at the airport.
Flags of China, France and the European Union were flying at Tarbes Airport. Nearly 300 overseas Chinese waved the national flags of China and France to welcome Xi Jinping\’s arrival.
The heads of state of China and France had lunch together at a restaurant called \”Shepherd\’s Inn\”.
According to the \”AFP\” report, before the lunch, the two heads of state watched a local folk dance performance together. Macron presented Xi Jinping with a yellow Tour de France jersey, which was printed with the Tourmalet Pass, one of the famous climbing points of the race. .
According to French media reports, the Pyrenees Mountains region, which Macron calls his \”second home\”, is the resting place of his grandmother.
Macron hopes to have a sincere dialogue with Xi Jinping in a cordial atmosphere.
France 24 TV station titled \”Xi Jinping in France: The \”Human Touch\” of Chinese Diplomacy\” said that the Pyrenees itinerary made Xi Jinping and Macron \”closer\”, which is also a continuation of France-China diplomatic relations with a personal touch. .
France 24 TV station pointed out that this arrangement was in return for Xi Jinping’s invitation to Macron to taste tea in Guangzhou Pine Garden when he visited China last year.
At that time, the heads of state of China and France were enjoying the guqin performance of \”Mountains and Flowing Waters\” in the Pine Garden. When introducing the piece, Xi Jinping said, \”Only a \’close friend\’ can understand this piece\” and asked the staff to send a copy of the score to Macron.
According to French media, Xi Jinping and Macron have established a good working relationship over the past seven years.
Xi Jinping has visited France three times since taking office as president, and Macron has also visited China three times.

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