May 24, 2013 12:01
President Park Geun-hye will visit China in late June at the invitation of China's President Xi Jinping, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters Thursday.
Hong said the two countries face new opportunities to strengthen bilateral relations. He did not mention a specific date and said merely the two sides are "closely negotiating" the timing.
This is the first time a newly-inaugurated Korean president has chosen China as the destination of her second overseas trip. Until now, Korean presidents have always visited the U.S. first and Japan second.
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