President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma will lead an eight-man delegation to China on Monday 24th June to attend the 2nd World Peace Forum at the citadel of learning in mainland China, Tsinghua University. As one of the keynote speakers, President Koroma is expected to deliver a speech at the opening session of the Forum on the theme “International Security in a Changing World: Innovation, Coordination, Development”. This event is likely to attract national Chinese leaders as well as leaders of other countries.
Whilst in Beijing, His Excellency Dr Ernest Bai Koroma will on Wednesday, June 26th meet with Mr. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China at the Great Hall of the People. He will attend a welcome banquet hosted at the Liaoning International Hotel by the World Peace Forum on Wednesday evening.
The president will also exchange greetings with Mr. Li Yuanchao, Vice President of the People’s Republic and take group photographs at the Tsinghua University. President Koroma is also expected to meet Mr. Chen Jining, President of Tsinghua University on Thursday, June 27th, instant.
The visit which will last for seven days is well loaded with activities, including meetings with local leaders in China. The President and entourage are expected back in Freetown on July 3rd.
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