Updated: 03/27/2014 01:55 | By Agence France-Presse

Contracts worth 18 bn euros signed during China leader visit

France and China signed some 50 deals worth 18 billion euros ($25 billion) during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, French leader Francois Hollande said Wednesday.


Contracts worth 18 bn euros signed during China leader visit

French President Francois Hollande (R) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the end of a joint press conference, after a meeting at the Elysee presidentiel palace on March 26, 2014, in Paris - by Alain Jocard

"The some 50 agreements that were signed today represent a value of 18 billion euros," Hollande said during a joint press conference with Xi. "Eighteen million euros of contracts -- that is jobs, growth and, most of all, significant prospects for the coming years."

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