The Latest on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to France (all times local):

6:20 p.m.

China has signed a deal to buy 300 aircraft from European plane maker Airbus during Chinese leader’s Xi Jinping state visit to France.

French President Emmanuel Macron, 2nd left, his wife Brigitte Macron, left, Chinese President President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan leave the Arc de Triomphe monument after attending a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier, in Paris, France, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
French President Emmanuel Macron, 2nd left, his wife Brigitte Macron, left, Chinese President President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan leave the Arc de Triomphe monument after attending a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier, in Paris, France, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)

A statement by the French Presidency says China Aviation Supplies Holding Company ordered 290 Airbus A320 and 10 Airbus A350. Further details and financial sums were not specified. 

The A320 deal alone is estimated to be worth around $18 billion at list prices, though buyers often secure discounts.

Fifteen business deals on energy, the food industry, transport and other sectors were signed in the presence of Xi and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday at the presidential palace, in addition to other bilateral agreements. 

French President Emmanuel Macron, 2nd left, his wife Brigitte Marcon, left, Chinese President President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan leave the Arc de Triomphe monument after attending a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier, in Paris, France, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
French President Emmanuel Macron, 2nd left, his wife Brigitte Marcon, left, Chinese President President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan leave the Arc de Triomphe monument after attending a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier, in Paris, France, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)

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12:30 p.m.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a state visit in France where he is expected to sign a series of bilateral and economic deals on energy, the food industry, transport and other sectors.

French President Emmanuel Macron, left, welcomes his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping prior to a meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, welcomes his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping prior to a meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Xi will be welcomed Monday by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris, before a meeting and a state dinner at the Elysee presidential palace.

The Chinese leader, who previously visited Italy and Monaco, arrived in France on Sunday evening where he had a private dinner with Macron in the resort town of Beaulieu-sur-Mer, on the French Riviera.

He will also meet in Paris on Tuesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, welcomes his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping prior to a meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
French President Emmanuel Macron, center, welcomes his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping prior to a meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Europe wants to increase trade with China but on European terms, especially amid U.S.-China trade tensions.

Brigitte Macron, left, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, and Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, stand at attention during a wreath laying ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris, France, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
Brigitte Macron, left, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, and Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, stand at attention during a wreath laying ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris, France, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping review an honor guard prior to a wreath laying ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris, France, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping review an honor guard prior to a wreath laying ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris, France, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris, France, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris, France, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan step out their plane upon their arrival at Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport near Paris, France, Monday, March 25, 2019. (Philippe Lopez/Pool Photo via AP)
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan step out their plane upon their arrival at Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport near Paris, France, Monday, March 25, 2019. (Philippe Lopez/Pool Photo via AP)
The plane carrying Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan taxis on the tarmac after landing at Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport near Paris, France, Monday, March 25, 2019. (Philippe Lopez/Pool Photo via AP)
The plane carrying Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan taxis on the tarmac after landing at Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport near Paris, France, Monday, March 25, 2019. (Philippe Lopez/Pool Photo via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron, 2nd left, and his wife Brigitte Macron, left, welcomes Chinese President Chinese President Xi Jinping, 2nd right, and his wife wife Peng Liyuan at the Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, southern France, Sunday, March, 24, 2019. (Jean-Paul Pelissier/Pool Photo via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron, 2nd left, and his wife Brigitte Macron, left, welcomes Chinese President Chinese President Xi Jinping, 2nd right, and his wife wife Peng Liyuan at the Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, southern France, Sunday, March, 24, 2019. (Jean-Paul Pelissier/Pool Photo via AP)
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron walk on the terrace of the Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, southern France, Sunday, March, 24, 2019. (Jean-Paul Pelissier/Pool Photo via AP)
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron walk on the terrace of the Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, southern France, Sunday, March, 24, 2019. (Jean-Paul Pelissier/Pool Photo via AP)

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