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Xi to pay state visit to Switzerland

By Mo Jingxi | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-01-10 17:46

President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Switzerland from Jan 15-18 at the invitation of the Swiss Federal Council, headed by Swiss President Doris Leuthard, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang announced on Tuesday.

Xi will attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos on Jan 17 at the invitation of Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the WEF, Lu said.

According to Lu, the president will also visit the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, the World Health Organization and the International Olympic Committee on Jan 18, after invitations by new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Director-General of the WHO Margaret Chan, and IOC president, Thomas Bach.

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