Xi returns to Beijing after Spain, Argentina, Panama, Portugal visits, G20 summit
President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing on Thursday after state visits to Spain, Argentina, Panama and Portugal, and attending the 13th Group of 20 (G20) summit in Buenos Aires.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, disembark from the plane in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 27, 2018. [File photo: Xinhua/Xie Huanchi]
Xi's entourage, including his wife Peng Liyuan; Ding Xuexiang, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, and director of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee; Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee; State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi; and He Lifeng, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and head of the National Development and Reform Commission, also returned to Beijing on the same plane.
When Xi left Lisbon for Beijing on Wednesday afternoon, Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva saw him off at the airport.
Two Portuguese fighter jets escorted Xi's plane before it left the country's airspace.