Foreign and Military Affairs

Chinese vice president to visit four nations

Updated: 2010-06-08 21:30
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BEIJING - Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping will visit Bangladesh, Laos, New Zealand and Australia from June 14 to 24, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said here Tuesday.

Xi will make the visits as a guest of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed, Laotian Vice President Bounnang Vorachit, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, and Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Qin told a regular press briefing.

It will be the first visit of a Chinese vice president to the four states, Qin said, adding that the trips will bolster China's relationship and cooperation with the four nations.