The President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping will be undertaking a State visit to Sri Lanka from 16th to 17th September 2014, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Sri Lanka External Affairs Ministry said.
This will be the first visit by a Head of State of China to Sri Lanka in 28 years.
"It would be recalled that President Rajapaksa paid a landmark State visit to China in May 2013 during which both leaders agreed to elevate the bilateral relations to a 'Strategic Cooperation Partnership', by substantially expanding the mandate for engagement," the Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
A number of bilateral Agreements and MOUs are expected to be signed during the forthcoming visit.
President Xi will be accompanied by First Lady, Madam Peng Liyuan and a high level official delegation.