Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will pay an official visit to the Republic of Korea and attend the sixth trilateral summit between China, Japan and the ROK in the country.
Premier Li will visit South Korea from Saturday to Monday.
It will be Li’s first visit to the country as premier, and the first such visit by a Chinese premier in five years.
China’s Foreign Ministry says the trip will be good for relations with South Korea as well as for regional peace, development and prosperity.
Li will hold talks with President Park Geun-hye, meet other leaders and attend activities on economic cooperation and people-to-people ties.
The two sides are expected to sign a number of deals.
During the visit, Premier Li will also attend the sixth trilateral summit between China, Japan and South Korea.
It’s the first such meeting in three years, which China hopes will set the direction for future cooperation between the three countries.
The leaders will exchange views on trilateral cooperation and regional and global issues of common concern, meet with journalists and attend a business summit.
The China-Japan-ROK trilateral summit was an annual event from 2008 to 2012. However, the meeting was suspended after the fifth one in May 2012 amid heightened regional tensions.