BEIJING Ė China said on Thursday it hoped that the upcoming visit of US President Donald Trump would help boost bilateral relations.
Chinaís foreign affairs ministry formally announced Trumpís visit next week, along with some details of his agenda, as part of the US presidentís Asia tour from Nov. 4-14.
Trump is set to arrive in Beijing late on Wednesday and the following day is expected to be a busy one in the Great Hall of the People, seat of the legislative and ceremonial activities of Chinaís government.
Chinaís President Xi Jinping and Trump will participate in a welcoming ceremony there, attend business and bilateral meetings and finally appear jointly before the press.
The two leaders will discuss relations between the two major global powers and international issues, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Lu Kang, said in a statement.
He said China stands ready to work with the US to achieve important results during Trumpís visit in order to inject new and strong impetus into the development of bilateral ties.
Trumpís first official visit to China will conclude on Nov. 10, after which he will travel to Vietnam to participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.