Xi to give speech at opening of Paris climate conference

AP News
Posted: Nov 25, 2015 12:55 AM

BEIJING (AP) — China has announced that President Xi Jinping will give a speech at the opening ceremony of a key climate change conference in Paris later this month, before making state visits to South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said Wednesday that Xi also will meet separately with French President Francois Hollande and U.S. President Barack Obama on Nov. 30 in Paris to discuss climate change and bilateral relations.

From Dec. 1-2, Xi will visit Zimbabwe for the first time and meet with President Robert Mugabe.

From Dec. 2-5, Xi will pay his second state visit to South Africa and meet with President Jacob Zuma, as well as deliver a keynote speech at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.