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Brussels, 13 January 2006

Visit of Commissioner KYPRIANOU to P.R. China (15-20 January 2005)


15 January, Sunday, Beijing

17.00 Meeting with Senior Coordinator in the State Department for Avian Influenza, US Ambassador, Nancy Powell

16 January, Monday, Beijing

09.00 – 10.00 Meeting with Mr. Du Qinglin, Minister of Agriculture

10.45 – 11.30 Meeting with Mr. Li Changjiang, Minister of AQSIQ

15.00 – 16.00 Meeting with Mr. Gao Qiang, Minister of Health

17 January, Tuesday, Beijing

13.30 – 14.30 Meeting with Vice Premier, Mrs Wu Yi (tbc)

17.00 Meeting with Turkey Agricultural Minister, Mr. Mehdi Eker

18 January, Wednesday, Beijing

09.00 Meeting with the Prime Minister of China, Wen Jiabao

09.30 International pledging conference on avian and human influenza (Ministerial meeting)

  • Commissioner Markos Kyprianou, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection – Welcome address and Pledging Session

19 January, Thursday, Guangzhou / Hong Kong

10.00 – 11.00 Meeting with Guangdong Governor, Mr. Huang Huahua (tbc)

11.30 – 12.30 Visit of toy factory (organised by AQSIQ)

15.30 – 16.30 Meeting with toy industry representatives (tbc)

20 January, Friday, Hong Kong

09.00 Breakfast meeting with members of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

10.00 – 11.00 Visit to Public Health Laboratory Service of the Centre for Health Protection [Designated by WHO as the avian flu and SARS verification laboratory] Meeting with Controller of the Centre, Dr. PY LEUNG.

11.30 – 12.30 Visit to Princess Margaret Hospital – infectious diseases, with dedicated ward for AI

14.15 – 15.00 Meeting with Secretary for Health Welfare and Food – Dr York CHOW

[Possible press slot]

Saturday, 21 January, Hong Kong

23.35 Departure to Paris

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