French president is praised by Chinese experts for present of eight-year-old gelding, a symbol of French excellence

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has fired the starting pistol on a three-day trip to China by presenting his emcee, Xi Jinping, a mare called Vesuvius.

The eight-year-old gelding recruited from France’s presidential cavalry regiment represented” an unprecedented diplomatic gesture”, Reuters repeated the French presidency as saying.

” It mattered a lot for the president, even if it was very complicated to importation a horse for hygienic rationales ,” one official said.” It’s a symbol of French excellence .”

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