NOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
United Nations, New York, 26 April 2010
The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, arrived today in Beijing for an official visit at the invitation of the People’s Republic of China.
During his visit, Dr. Treki will meet with senior government officials, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi; State Councillor Dai Bingguo; and Vice President Xi Jinping.
On 30 April, he will meet with Vice President Xi Jinping and attend a banquet hosted by H.E. Mr. Hu Jintao, President of the People’s Republic of China
President Treki will attend the Opening Ceremony of the Shanghai World Expo before leaving Shanghai on 2 May for New Delhi.
The President of the General Assembly will visit India from 3 to 5 May and Pakistan from 5 to 7 May.
Meetings of the President of the General Assembly – 19 -23 May 2010
During the week prior to his departure, in addition to presiding over General Assembly proceedings and his meetings with the President of the Security Council for the current month and the Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh, President Treki had a working luncheon on Friday 23 April with the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Furthermore, he had separate meetings with several Permanent Representatives, including those of Syria, India, Tunisia, and Spain. On 21 April, he met with the Permanent Representatives of Morocco and Liechtenstein, in their capacity as Co- facilitators for the Human Rights Council Review.
On 20 April, President Treki was briefed by H.E. Mr. Zahir Tanin, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan, in his capacity as Chair of the intergovernmental negotiations on the Security Council reform.
On 19 April, H.E. Mr. Grigol Vashadze, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia paid a courtesy visit to the President of the General Assembly.