Kofi Annan to visit China
Updated: 2012-03-24 16:49
BEIJING - The UN-Arab League's joint envoy on Syria Kofi Annan will visit China from March 27 to 28 at the invitation of the Chinese government, according to a Saturday statement from the Foreign Ministry.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Annan will meet with Foreign Ministry officials to discuss their views on the Syrian conflict.
The UN-Arab League's joint envoy on Syria Kofi Annan, gives a statement in New York at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva March 16, 2012. [Photo/Agencies]
Hong said China values and supports Annan's mediation efforts and hopes to thoroughly discuss political solutions for the Syrian crisis during his visit and work with him to play a constructive role in ending the conflict there in a fair, peaceful and appropriate way.
Chinese leaders will meet with Annan, said Hong.