PARIS, Aug 21 (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy
will meet Chinese President Hu Jintao for talks on Thursday in
Beijing, his office said on Sunday.
Sarkozy, whose country holds the Group of 20 presidency this
year, is adding a stop-off in China to a pre-planned trip to the
French South Pacific territory of New Caledonia, following
telephone discussions with other world leaders in recent days
over the meltdown in financial markets.
His office said he would meet Hu at 5 p.m. local time (0900
GMT) for talks followed by a dinner.
(Reporting by Yann Le Guernigou; Writing by Catherine Bremer)