Chinese President Xi Jinping will address the World Health Assembly today via video conference, state news agency Xinhua reported.
Xinhua said Xi will speak at the opening ceremony at the invitation of World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
A big part of the meeting's agenda is a draft resolution signed by 100 countries calling for an independent "evaluation" into the coronavirus pandemic.
While the draft does not single out China, Beijing has been facing mounting international scrutiny for its initial handling of the Covid-19 outbreak.
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