Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said in Beijing Tuesday that Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing's visit to Europe will enhance exchanges and cooperation between China and European countries.
Li Zhaoxing is scheduled to pay an official visit to Britain and Portugal on June 24-29 and meet with the foreign ministers of the Troika of the European Union (EU) in Athens and visit Greece from June 30 to July 1.
Li, during his visit, will meet with the leaders of the three nations and exchange views with their foreign ministers on bilateral relations and international and regional issues of common concern, the spokesman said.
China believes the visit will promote mutual understanding between China and Europe and further boost bilateral exchanges andcooperation in every field, Liu added.
Liu said China speaks highly of the relations between China andthe EU, Britain, Portugal and Greece, adding that bilateral cooperation in every field has been fruitful.