Salvadoran president to visit China in early December
Updated 16:56, 29-Nov-2019

El Salvador's President Nayib Armando Bukele Ortez will pay a state visit to China from December 1 to 6, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced on Friday.

President Nayib Bukele will be visiting at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, said Hua.

During the visit, President Xi will hold a welcome ceremony and banquet for President Bukele. The two heads of state will hold talks and jointly attend the signing ceremony of several cooperation documents.

President Bukele will also meet with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Chinese top legislator Li Zhanshu. A visit to Shanghai is also on the agenda.

During the foreign ministry's regular press conference on Friday, another spokesperson said that the two sides have made great progress towards cooperation in various fields, adding that China is willing to work with the Salvadoran government led by President Bukele to deepen cooperation by following the principles of equality, respecting sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-interference in the internal affairs of other states.

"President Bukele's visit will inject new and strong impetus into the sustained, sound and steady development of bilateral relations," the spokesperson added.

China and El Salvador established diplomatic relations with the signing of a communique in Beijing during August last year after El Salvador broke off ties with Taiwan.