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Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 12:30

A warm welcome to snowy Switzerland

By China Daily

A warm welcome to snowy Switzerland
President Xi Jinping, accompanied by first lady Peng Liyuan, speaks with Swiss President Doris Leuthard, on a train to Bern, the Swiss capital, on Sunday. The two leaders had a discussion during the journey. (Lan hong guang / X inhua)

Xi Jinping is the first Chinese President to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

He arrived in Zurich, the country's financial center, at noon on Sunday on a four-day state visit. Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan were greeted by Swiss President Doris Leuthard at the airport in Zurich before traveling to Bern, the Swiss capital, together by train. Xi will deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Davos meeting on Tuesday and will also address the UN headquarters in Geneva.

A warm welcome to snowy Switzerland
Journalists gather in a meeting room in Bern, where President Xi and his Swiss counterpart witnessed officials sign an agreement between China and Switzerland. (Xu Jingxing / China Daily)

A warm welcome to snowy Switzerland
Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Didier Burkhalter, Switzerland's minister of foreign affairs, sign documents in Bern on Monday. (Xu Jingxing / C hina Daily)
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