NOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
United Nations, New York, 30 April 2010
On his official visit to China, the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, was received today by H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping, Vice President of China.
They held wide ranging talks on the global situation covering peace and security, development, regional issues and the challenges posed by the economic and financial as well as food and energy crises.
The two sides underlined the relevance and irreplaceable role of the United Nations as the most universal and legitimate mechanism to advance cooperative multilateral solutions to the global crises and problems. They noted the importance of a reformed and strengthened United Nations, better equipped to respond effectively to the common concerns and interests of all member states.
The Chinese Vice President expressed China's strong support for the success of the September 2010 Millennium Development Goals Summit and appreciated Dr. Treki's initiatives for revitalization of the General Assembly including the thematic debates focusing attention on important issues of peace and security and international cooperation.
Later in the evening, President Treki attended the Banquet hosted by the Chinese President H.E. Mr. Hu Jintao followed by the opening ceremony of the Shanghai World Expo 2010.