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Xi to visit Latin America, attend APEC summit

By Xinhua
Xi to visit Latin America, attend APEC summit
This handout taken and released by the PCOO-Malacanang Palace on Nov 18, 2015 shows China's President Xi Jinping speaking during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO summit in Manila. ( AFP PHOTO / PCOO-MALACANANG)

BEIJING -- President Xi Jinping will pay a week-long visit to Latin America starting next week, China's Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday.

At the invitation of Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa, Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, Xi will pay state visits to the three countries from Nov 17 to 23, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said in a statement.

During the tour, Xi will attend the 24th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting from Nov 19 to 20 in Lima, capital city of Peru, according to Lu.

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