Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to visit Singapore and attend ASEAN meetings
Updated 15:03, 09-Nov-2018
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will pay an official visit to Singapore at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong from November 12 to 16, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a regular press conference on Tuesday.
Li will also attend the 21st China-ASEAN leaders' meeting, 21st ASEAN-China, Japan and S. Korea leaders' meeting and 13th East Asia Summit in Singapore.
During the visit, Li will hold talks with his Singaporean counterpart, and attend a welcome banquet held by Singapore businesses and deliver a speech, Hua introduced.
China and Singapore have established all-round cooperative partnership with the times, and have carried out fruitful cooperation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, said Hua.
Premier Li's visit is aimed at further enhancing China-Singapore traditional friendship, deepening bilateral cooperation and promoting greater development of bilateral relations in the new era, she noted.
Li's attendance at this series of East Asian leaders' meetings will undoubtedly play an important role in promoting the upgrading of China-ASEAN relations and the in-depth development of regional cooperation in East Asia, Hua added.