THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
New York, 14 March 2013
Statement on the Occasion of the Election of Xi Jinping as President of China
I would like to offer my congratulations to H.E. President Xi Jinping who has been elected President of the People's Republic of China.
China is one of the world’s leading nations and continues to play an influential and constructive role at the United Nations.
As President of the General Assembly, I have met President Xi on two occasions over the past six months. I am committed to enhancing cooperation and deepening ties with China under his Presidency.
I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate outgoing President Hu Jintao for his steadfast work over the past decade.
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