UN chief to visit China this week


BEIJING, July 4 (Xinhua) — UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon will visit China from Wednesday to Sunday, the Foreign Ministry announced on Monday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will each hold meetings or talks with the secretary-general, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a daily press briefing.
China hopes to take the opportunity presented by Ban’s visit to improve cooperation with the UN, he said.
China will work with UN members to contribute to international relations with cooperation and mutual benefit as their core values, he added.
During his stay in China, Ban will attend the 10th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and visit the training base of China’s UN peacekeeping helicopter detachment and a 999 emergency rescue center in Beijing.
Ban will also visit Hangzhou and Suzhou in southern China.

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