Q: It is said that the UN-AL Joint Special Envoy Annan will visit China soon. Would you please confirm?
A: At the invitation of China, the UN-AL Joint Special Envoy Annan will visit China from March 27 to 28. Chinese leader will meet with Mr. Annan and his entourage. Leading official of the Foreign Ministry will have a full exchange of views with Mr. Annan on the Syrian issue. China values and supports Mr. Annan's mediation efforts and hopes to have an in-depth communication with him on the political resolution of the Syrian issue during his visit, with a view to jointly playing a constructive role for the fair, peaceful and appropriate resolution of the Syrian issue.