António Guterres to visit China in September

António Guterres

The UN Secretary-General will meet with Xi Jinping to discuss China-Africa cooperation

The UN Secretary-General will be taking a four-day trip to China in the first week of September. António Guterres arrives on September 1st to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, and will also be one of the speakers at the China-Africa Cooperation Forum.

The last time they met was in April, when António Guterres visited China to urge Xi Jinping to promote peace talks between South and North Korea before the Boao Forum for Asia.

The UN counts on China's commitment to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially through international cooperation and the 'One Belt, One Road' initiative. China, as Xi Jinping has always said, will continue to safeguard UN authority and promote multilateralism in its commitment to world peace.

The China-Africa Cooperation Forum will be held on September 3-4 in the Chinese capital Beijing, bringing together the leaders of African countries that have diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China. The idea of the meeting is to plan cooperation and mutual development.

There will be three new member countries at the Forum - Sao Tome and Principe, Gambia and Burkina Faso, which have recently resumed diplomatic ties with China after moving away from Taiwan.