Chinese premier departs for visits to Tajikistan, Netherlands, Belgium
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang left Beijing on Thursday morning to attend the 17th meeting of the Council of Heads of Government (Prime Ministers) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the Tajik capital city of Dushanbe, pay official visits to Tajikistan and the Netherlands, and attend the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit in Brussels during his working visit to Belgium.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang [File Photo: gov.cn]
The tour is being made at the invitation of Tajik Prime Minister Kohir Rasulzoda, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.
Li's entourage includes his wife Cheng Hong, 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.