BEIJING – China hopes an upcoming visit by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to the country will help boost bilateral trust and promote cooperation, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Tuesday.
Kuczynski is set to visit China from Sept. 12-16, in what will be the leader’s first foreign visit since assuming office in July this year, she added.
During his stay in China – Peru’s largest trading partner – Kuczynski will meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, besides Premier Li Keqiang and speaker of the legislature, Zhang Dejiang.
Hua added China hopes the visit will help strengthen mutual political understanding, boost practical cooperation, advance relations as well as increase collaboration.
Apart from capital Beijing, the Peruvian president will also visit Shanghai during his tour, which comes at a time the two countries are marking 45 years of bilateral diplomatic and trade ties.
Peru was one of the first Latin American countries to establish formal ties with “the new China,” Hua said.