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Peru, China leaders could meet on the sidelines of APEC Summit

Ceremonia de bienvenida al presidente de China, Xi Jinping, en el Patio de Honor de Palacio de Gobierno Foto: ANDINA/ Prensa Presidencia

Ceremonia de bienvenida al presidente de China, Xi Jinping, en el Patio de Honor de Palacio de Gobierno Foto: ANDINA/ Prensa Presidencia

10:42 | Lima, Sep. 29.

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski expects to meet Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during his November trip to Asia on the occasion of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum summit in Viet Nam.

Even though the summit will take place in Viet Nam, Mr. Kuczynski said he would like to make a stop in China, for a special —not transit— visit, on his way to Da Nang city.

It must be noted President Kuczynski held talks with his Chinese peer in September last year.

"I'll have the pleasure to meet President Xi [Jinping] in Viet Nam at APEC […] but I'd like to stop in China as well. All the other APEC leaders are planning to do so," said the Head of State.

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) High-Level Week is scheduled for November 6-11 in Da Nang.

Kuczynski's remarks were made in a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, held Thursday night at the Asian country's embassy in Lima.

In his speech, the statesman commented on his last year visits to Beijing and Shanghai —as part of his first foreign trip since taking power on July 28, 2016— and noted China is Peru's main trading partner.

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Published: 9/29/2017
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