Xi leaves for Latin America, the Caribbean
Updated: 2013-05-31 09:47
By Zhu Zhe (chinadaily.com.cn)
President Xi Jinping's official visits to Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica and Mexico – his second foreign trip abroad since he took office in March – is expected to generate a series of cooperative documents in the areas of the economy and trade, as well as academics and culture, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His first trip abroad was to Russia and three African countries in late March.
On his way back from the visits, Xi will stop at in California of the United States, on June 7 and 8, to have his first face-to-face talk with US President Barack Obama since he became Chinese president in March.
Xi Jinping's just-started journey to the west hemisphere will be his first tour to Latin America as Chinese president.
As many global observers have noticed, Xi's visit is unprecedented in its itinerary and other arrangements for a Chinese head of state, which evince a balanced approach toward both developing and developed nations, as well as an innovative diplomacy style of the new Chinese leadership.