BEIJING – The President of Uruguay arrived in China on Wednesday on a state visit to seek investment and boost trade ties between the two countries.
Accompanied by four ministers and a delegation of more than 30 businessmen, Tabare Vazquez will stay in China until Oct. 21.
He will visit different cities and meet with the highest authorities of the world’s second largest economy and first trading partner of Uruguay.
Vazquez was received by Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Chao and the Uruguayan Ambassador to China Fernando Lugris, the Uruguayan Presidency wrote on Twitter.
He will deliver a lecture Thursday at Tsinghua University on the problem of tobacco, an important agenda of his government both in its present term (2015-2020) and its first (2005-2010).
He will also visit Tangshan in Hebei province Friday to participate in the 10th China-Latin America and the Caribbean Business Summit.
Vazquez will also travel to Guangzhou where he will meet local leaders and attend a business meet.
The Uruguayan delegation will return to Beijing on Oct. 18 when Vazquez will meet with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, and sign several bilateral agreements.