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Vice-premier meets IAAF president

Updated: Apr 16,2015 9:26 PM     Xinhua

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (R) meets with Lamine Diack, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), in Beijing, capital of China, April 16, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Liu Yandong met with International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Lamine Diack on April 16 ahead of the Beijing World Championships in August.

During the meeting with Diack and the board of the IAAF, Liu expressed appreciation on the IAAF’s promotion of athletics and sport exchanges around the globe. She said the Chinese government encourages people to take part in athletics events.

Diack expressed full confidence that China will host a successful world championships.