Chinese leaders' visits to Latin America
Updated: 2014-07-15 09:45
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President Xi's visits to Latin America
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Fortaleza, Brazil for a summit of the BRICS countries, July 14, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua]
July 13 - 23, 2014
State visits to Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba
This is Chinese President Xi Jinping's second Latin America tour since taking office last March. During the trip, Xi will attend the sixth BRICS summit in Brazil.
May 31–June 6, 2013
State visits to Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica and Mexico
Xi's second overseas trip since taking office showed that China's new leadership considered building friendly ties with the regions a priority for diplomacy.
June 4 - 11, 2011
Official visits to Cuba, Uruguay and Chile
Xi's visit to Latin America as vice-president further promoted economic and financial cooperation between China and the region. During his visit to Cuba, Xi met revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.
Feb 8 - 22, 2009
Official visits to Mexico, Jamaica, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Malta
Then vice-president Xi was invited by then Brazilian vice-president Jose Alencar and the governments of the other five countries. The trip promoted China's friendship and cooperation with the region.