FM press conference on July 12

08:22, July 13, 2011      

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China supports South Sudan's UN bid

China welcomes the founding of the Republic of South Sudan and supports its intentions to join the United Nations, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

"China will develop a friendly and cooperative relationship with South Sudan under such principles as peaceful co-existence and will maintain communication and cooperation within the UN framework," spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular press briefing.

Canadian foreign minister to visit China

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird is to pay an official visit to China from July 17 to 21 at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the announcement at a regular press briefing here Tuesday.

Iraqi PM to visit China, says spokesman

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will make his first visit to China from July 17 to 21 as a guest of his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao, said a Foreign Ministry spokesman on Tuesday.

President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen will each hold a meeting and talks with Maliki, respectively, said spokesman Hong Lei at a press briefing.

Source: Xinhua
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