At the Invitation of Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro, Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a State visit to Greece and attend the 11th BRICS Summit in Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil, from November 10 to 15, according to China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday.

Hua Chunying, the spokeswoman for the Ministry, made the announcement at a press briefing held in Beijing.

The Ministry said President Xi’s State visit to Greece is scheduled from November 10 to 12. The visit is expected to further enhance China-Greece ties and inject fresh impetus into the development of China-EU relations and the Belt & Road Initiative, according to the Ministry.

During the visit, President Xi will meet respectively with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos & Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, to enhance political mutual trust, and deepen practical cooperation in trade, investment and infrastructure construction.

China and Greece are to release a joint statement on further improving their comprehensive strategic partnership and sign a series of agreements on cooperation in various fields.

Following the Greek trip, President Xi will attend the 11th BRICS Summit which is going to convene in the Brazilian capital from November 13 to 14. President Xi will deliver a speech and attend relevant events of the Summit, and hold bilateral meetings with leaders of other countries.