BEIJING, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- The president of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, will pay a state visit to China from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, during which he will also attend the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit in Beijing.
It will be Kabore's first visit to China as president of Burkina Faso.
Kabore was elected president in November 2015 and took office in December that year. He served as prime minister between 1994 and 1996, and as president of the National Assembly, the national legislative body, from 2002 and 2012.
From 1984 to 1989, he was general director of the International Bank of Burkina and from 1989, served in the government with different portfolios. They included minister of transport and minister of state for finance and planning.
Born in capital Ouagadougou in 1957, Kabore studied business administration at the University of Dijon, France.