|Premier Wen to visit 4 nations, attend China-Africa forum (11/23/03)|
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will pay an official visit to the United States, Canada, Mexico and Ethiopia from Dec. 7 to 16.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao made the announcement in Beijing on Nov.23.
Wen is to pay the visit at the invitation of US President George W. Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, the Mexicangovernment and Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, the spokesman said.
Wen will also attend the opening ceremony of the Second Ministerial Conference of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum, due to be held in Ethiopia, Liu said.