United Nations, New York, 29 June 2018 – The President of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, will visit the People’s Republic of China from 1 to 3 July.

In Beijing, the President will meet with Chinese officials, including: H.E. Mr. Wang Qishan, Vice President; H.E. Mr. Yang Jiechi, Member of the Political Bureau and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China’s Central Committee; H.E. Mr. Wang Yi, State Councilor and Minister for Foreign Affairs; and H.E. Mr. Li Shulei, Deputy Chairman of the National Supervisory Commission.

While in China, Mr. Lajčák will also visit the National Science Library in the Chinese technology hub of Zhongguancun and a number of cultural and historical sites.

The President will travel to China with his Chef de Cabinet, Mr. František Ružička; his Senior Adviser, Mr. Zhang Yi; and his Communications Adviser, Ms. Katharina Kandt.

Travel costs will be covered by the Government of China.

The President will be back in the office on 5 July.


For media inquiries, please contact:

Katharina Kandt, Communications Adviser to the President of the General Assembly, +1 917 244 3890,