Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will pay an official visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK), Japan, Mongolia and Myanmar from May 28 to June 3.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao left Yangon for Beijing on Thursday after concluding a two-day visit to Myanmar, the last leg of his four-nation Asian tour.
China and the Republic of Korea (ROK), two of Asia's largest economies, are expected to kick off formal talks on establishing a free trade area (FTA) this year or in the first half of next year in a bid to boost trade ties and regional integration, Premier Wen Jiabao said on Friday.
Beijing and Seoul will commit to further cooperation on trade and diplomatic affairs during Premier Wen Jiabao's trip to the Republic of Korea, said ROK ambassador to China Yu Woo-ik.
Former Chinese Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan said Monday that China, Japan and South Korea are " mutually complementary in economy and closely linked in trade."