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United Nations, New York, 29 April 2010

President Treki’s official visit to Shanghai

Continuing his visit to People’s Republic of China, the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, has held talks in Shanghai with H.E. Mr. Dai Bingguo, State Councilor of China.

They exchanged views on issues of global importance including the challenges of disarmament and non-proliferation, regional and international peace and security, and development.

They emphasized the central role of the United Nations and of cooperation and dialogue to promote multilateral, peaceful and collective responses to these challenges.

President Treki noted in this regard the particular relevance of the thematic debates being held in the General Assembly during the current session on disarmament, Middle East peace process, peacekeeping, and dialogue among civilizations. The September 2010 Millennium Development Goals Summit was another key priority, the success of which was crucial for the developing countries in particular. Mr. Bingguo expressed full support of People’s Republic of China for the President's efforts to promote these objectives in the General Assembly.

They also discussed the ongoing efforts for reform of the United Nations, aimed at strengthening and adapting the world body to respond effectively to the common challenges.