UN cooperation tops agenda of Annan’s visit to China, Ireland and UK

From UN News Center today: “ cooperation with China and the European Union, as well as peace-building efforts, will be among the topics Secretary-General Kofi Annan is scheduled to address during official visits to China, Ireland and the United Kingdom next week, his spokesman announced today.

The Secretary-General will leave this weekend for Beijing, where he is slated to meet with President Hu Jintao and senior government officials, visit an eco-village and HIV/AIDS testing centre, and tour the Chinese peacekeeping training centre at Langfang. China currently provides close to 1,000 military and police personnel to 12 UN peacekeeping operations.

A speech and a question and answer session with students of Tsinghua University is also included on his programme in China, as is the opening celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the UN-China partnership. ”


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