BEIJING – China hoped on Saturday that Bolivian President Evo Morales’s upcoming state visit to the country would boost practical cooperation between the two countries.
Morales’ visit “will help deepen practical cooperation between the two sides and bilateral exchanges so that we two countries can forge closer coordination on the international stage and move forward bilateral ties,” foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said during a press conference.
The Bolivian president’s visit will mark his fourth trip to China as head of state.
He would be received in Beijing on June 19-20 by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, and Chairman of National People’s Congress, Li Zhanshu.
The Chinese president would also be hosting a welcome banquet for the South American president.
The spokesperson added that following the meeting between Xi and Morales, several cooperation agreements are likely to be signed.