BEIJING, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will pay an official visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK) to attend the sixth trilateral summit between China, Japan and the ROK.
His visit to the ROK from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 is at the invitation of ROK President Park Geun-hye, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced Monday in Beijing.
It will be Li's first visit to the ROK as premier, and the first ROK visit by a Chinese premier in five years, said Hua, noting that Li's visit will be good for relations with the ROK as well as regional peace, development and prosperity.
Li will hold talks with President Park, meet with other leaders and attend activities on economic cooperation and people-to-people ties.
As for the summit meeting, Hua said China hopes the first meeting in three years will determine the direction of China-Japan-ROK cooperation.
China hopes the meeting will enhance China-Japan-ROK cooperation in both traditional and new fields, Hua said.
Hua called on relevant sides to properly handle history issue and other sensitive issues on the basis of the spirit of "face up to history, look to the future" so as to guarantee healthy and stable development of China-Japan-ROK cooperation.
The China-Japan-ROK trilateral summit meeting was an annual event from 2008 to 2012. The 5th meeting was held in Beijing in May 2012.