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UN chief to discuss climate change in China

Published on May 15, 2014 6:11 AM
 
UN chief Ban Ki Moon will leave for China at the end of the week to discuss the nation’s role in combating climate change. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) - UN chief Ban Ki Moon will leave for China at the end of the week to discuss the nation’s role in combating climate change.

During his trip to Beijing and Shanghai, which begins Saturday, Mr Ban will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

He will also participate in a regional forum in Shanghai, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Wednesday.

“A big focus of the trip will be the upcoming climate change summit (scheduled for late September in New York) and the critical role China can play in combating climate change and in climate adaptation,” Dujarric said.

 
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