BEIJING – Colombia’s Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo will make an official visit to China between Dec. 12-15, the foreign ministry in Beijing announced on Friday.
Trujillo will aim to boost regional and bilateral ties during his visit.
“Colombia is an important state in Latin America. We have value exchanges with them. In the recent years we have witnessed the development of our relations, and mutual political trust,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said.
Trujillo is set to meet with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and Vice-President Wang Qishan to exchange views on matters of bilateral and mutual interest, Geng added.
Geng said Beijing wants to work with Colombia to deepen their bilateral cooperation on the Belt and Road initiative, through which China has made international investments in infrastructure and telecommunications.
The visit will also serve to strengthen China’s relations with Latin America, a priority in President Xi Jinping’s strategy to expand the country’s global influence.