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Colombian foreign minister to visit China next week to boost ties

 Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo speaks during a press conference in Bogota, Colombia, Nov 30 2018. EPA-EFE/Mauricio Duenas Castaneda

Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo speaks during a press conference in Bogota, Colombia, Nov 30 2018. EPA-EFE/Mauricio Duenas Castaneda

Beijing, Dec 7 (efe-epa).- China announced on Friday that Colombia's foreign minister will make an official visit to the country between Dec.12 to Dec.15.

Carlos Holmes Trujillo will aim to boost regional and bilateral ties during his visit.

"Colombia is an important state in Latin America. We have value exchanges with them. In the recent years we have witnessed the development of our relations, and mutual political trust," Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said.

Trujillo is set to meet with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and Vice-President Wang Qishan to exchange views on bilateral and mutual interest matters, Geng added.

Geng said Beijing wants to work with Colombia to deepen their bilateral cooperation on the Belt and Road initiative, through which China has made international investments in infrastructure and telecommunications.

The visit will also serve to strengthen China's relations with Latin America, a priority in President Xi Jinping's strategy to expand the country's global influence.

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