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President to address meeting of global party leaders

By ZHANG YUNBI ( Updated: 2017-11-24 10:53

President Xi Jinping will attend, and address, a high-level gathering of leaders of global political parties on Dec 1, a senior Party official announced on Friday.

Guo Yezhou, vice-minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, told a press conference in Beijing that as of 8 am on Friday, political parties from more than 120 countries and more than 200 party leaders from across the globe have confirmed their attendance at the meeting, which will end on Dec 3.

This is the first major multilateral diplomacy event taking place following the recently concluded 19th CPC National Congress, Guo said.

In addition to the first and second plenary of the meeting on Dec 1 and 3 respectively, seminars will be hosted on Dec 2 to cover topics such as the 19th CPC National Congress, boosting party building, promoting governance, jointly building the Belt and Road and advancing the building of the Community with a Shared Future For Mankind.

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