Last updated at: (Beijing Time) Monday, March 11, 2002
BIE Delegation Visits Beijing
The delegation from the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE), which arrived in Beijing Sunday for a six-day visit, will hear China's presentations here Monday to learn more about the country's bid to host the 2010 World Fair in Shanghai.
The delegation from the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE), which arrived here Sunday for a six-day visit, will hear China's presentations here Monday to learn more about the country's bid to host the 2010 World Fair in Shanghai.
Chinese State Councilor Wu Yi will lead the presentations, which are expected to be participated by officials from concerned Chinese government departments and Shanghai Municipality.
Later Monday, Chinese President Jiang Zemin and Premier Zhu Rongji are scheduled to meet with the seven-member delegation, headed by BIE Vice President and Chairperson of the BIE Executive Committee Carmen Sylvain.
The delegation, arrived here Sunday for a six-day visit, will also go to Shanghai to make on-the-spot investigations.
BIE President Gilles Noghes and Secretary-General V. G. Loscertales have also joined the delegation for the visit.
The BIE, with 88 member states, is an inter-governmental organization supervising the implementation of the convention relating to international exhibitions and managing the World Fair.
China was accepted as a member to the BIE in 1993.
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