Chinese FM to attend G20 ministerial meeting, Munich Security Conference

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Beijing, China December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Greg Baker/Pool

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will travel to Germany to attend the informal meeting of G20 foreign ministers and the annual Munich Security Conference from Feb. 15-18.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks at a routine press briefing.

Wang was invited by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and chairman of the Munich Security Conference Wolfgang Ischinger.

China appreciates Germany’s preparations for the G20 Hamburg summit in July, Geng said.

The foreign ministers’ meeting will focus on the 2030 sustainable development agenda, peace and partnership with Africa, he said.

China hopes the meeting will address major global challenges, and send a positive signal of support for multilateralism, global management and an innovative, open and inclusive world economy, said the spokesperson.

Calling the Munich Security Conference an important annual forum in global strategic and security field, Geng said Wang will expound on China’s position on issues including the current international situation and security cooperation.

The Munich Security Conference brings together 500 participants including heads of state and government, as well as foreign and defense ministers.

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