President Hu Jintao's upcoming visits to Latin America and Greece would boost bilateral relations and deepen cooperation, Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei said here on Thursday.
He made the remarks at a briefing on Hu's visits to Costa Rica, Cuba, Peru and Greece scheduled from Nov. 16 to 26.
Hu's visits will play a "significant" role in developing China-Latin American relations, He said.
As the first Central American state forging diplomatic ties with China, Costa Rica will witness a Chinese presidential visit for the first time. Hu will meet with President Oscar Arias and sign bilateral agreements on economic, trade and technological issues.
In Cuba, Hu will hold talks with President Raul Castro and sign trade and other agreements.
During the Peru visit, Hu plans to hold talks with President Alan Garcia, address the nation's Congress and sign a range of agreements. China and Peru formed an comprehensive cooperative partnership in 2005.
These visits will mark Hu's third tour to Latin America, as he visited Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Cuba in 2004 and Mexico in 2005.
It will be the first Chinese presidential visit to Greece since former President Jiang Zemin went there in 2000. During the visit, the two sides will discuss the outlook for bilateral relations and exchange concerns, He said.
China established a comprehensive strategic partnership with Greece in 2006.
Hu will attend the APEC meeting from Nov. 22 to 23 in Peru.