At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, European Council President Charles Michel will visit China on December 1, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying announced, reports Xinhua.

“This is the first formal meeting between leaders of China and EU institutions after the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a daily briefing on Monday, adding that during the visit, Michel would meet Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Premier Li Keqiang and Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, will also hold meetings with President Michel, Zhao said.

He added that the leaders of the two sides will have a detailed exchange of views on China-EU relations as well as international and regional issues of common interest.

Zhao pointed out that China attaches great importance to the development of its relations with Europe and that it is ready to strengthen strategic communication and build consensus with the European side with this visit, jointly promote sustainable, healthy and stable development of relations and bring more stability. into a complex and turbulent international situation.

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