Major events in China-Costa Rica relations

Updated: 2013-06-03 15:20


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BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Sunday in San Jose for a state visit to Costa Rica. The following are major events in China-Costa Rica relations:

June 1, 2007 -- China and Costa Rica established diplomatic relations.

October 2007 -- Then Costa Rican President Oscar Arias Sanchez paid a state visit to China. Agreements were signed to encourage and protect investments.

May 2008 -- Then Chinese Vice-Premier Hui Liangyu visited Costa Rica.

November 2008 -- Then Chinese President Hu Jintao paid a state visit to Costa Rica. A number of agreements on trade, financial, educational, technological cooperation were signed.

October 2009 -- Then Costa Rican Legislative Assembly President Francisco Antonio Pacheco visits China.

April 2010 -- China and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement, which became effective in August 2011.

August 2010 -- Then Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi visited Costa Rica.

October 2010 -- A group of high-level Costa Rican officials visited China and celebrated Costa Rica's national pavilion day at the Shanghai Expo.

August 2012 -- Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla paid a state visit to China.

December 2012 -- Jia Qinglin, then chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, visited Costa Rica.



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May 31 to June 6: Xi will pay state visits to Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica and Mexico.

June 7 to 8: Xi will meet US President Barack Obama on June 7 and 8 at the Annenberg Estate in Rancho Mirage, California.


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