March 25, 2019 / 5:15 PM / a year ago

China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s: French presidency

French President Emmanuel Macron greets his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan as they arrive at the Arc de Triomphe monument to attend a wreath laying ceremony, in Paris, France March 25, 2019. Francois Mori/Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus signed a deal on Monday to sell 300 aircraft to China Aviation Supplies Holding Company, including 290 A320 planes and 10 A350, the French presidency said in a statement.

“The conclusion of a big (aviation) contract ... is an important step forward and an excellent signal in the current context,” said French President Emmanuel Macron said in a joint address with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

Reporting by John Irish, Marine Pennetier, Michel Rose

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