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Sunday, January 15, 2017, 09:55

Chinese president leaves for Switzerland

By Xinhua

BEIJING - At the invitation of the Swiss Federal Council led by President Doris Leuthard, President Xi will pay a state visit to the European country from Jan 15 to 18.

During his stay in Switzerland, President Xi will attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 in Davos on Jan 17 at the invitation of Professor Klaus Schwab who is Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

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At the invitation of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, Xi will visit the UN Office at Geneva, the WHO and the IOC on Jan 18.

Xi's entourage also includes senior officials Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu and Yang Jiechi.

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