The United Nations Security Council is set to visit China in November during the country’s presidency of the Council, at the invitation of Chinese Ambassador to the UN Ma Zhaoxu.
“I have the honor to invite my colleagues in the council to pay a visit to China and to give my colleagues an opportunity to feel China, feel China’s development, feel China’s opening up and reform,” Ma said in a press briefing.
The Chinese ambassador said the visit by the Security Council members will focus on peacekeeping operations among other things.
“We’ll have a chance to visit the stand-by peacekeeping forces near Beijing and so we’ll have an opportunity to exchange with the peacekeeping soldiers, and officers and to discuss how to improve the work of peacekeeping operations,” Ma said.
The Security Council members are also scheduled to visit Shenzhen and Guangzhou in the southern Guangdong province, the pioneer cities of opening up and reform.
Ambassador Ma said the year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China’s opening up and reform.
“That would be meaningful for us to go to the southern part of China … and have an impression of China’s development in the past 40 years.”
Also, during China’s presidency at the UN Security Council, a second event will be held in New York on November 6 by a Chinese troupe of disabled people.
The troupe, well known all over the world, has toured more than 100 countries and won awards from UN agencies.