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Schedule of Premier Li’s visit to Europe

Updated: Oct 3,2014 4:39 PM     Xinhua

Premier Li Keqiang will visit Germany, Russia, Italy and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters from Oct 9 to 15.

Li will also attend the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit in Milan from Oct 16 to 17, at the invitation of President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and President of the European Commission Jos Manuel Barroso.

Germany will become the only country that Li has visited twice since he took office in March 2013. During his visit, he will co-chair the China-Germany governmental consultation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

During his visit to Russia, Li will hold the 19th regular meeting between the two countries’s prime ministers with his counterpart Dmitry Medvedev.

At the invitation of FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva, Li will visit FAO headquarters in Rome on Oct 15, the eve of World Food Day.

Li’s visit to Italy coincides with the 10th anniversary of the China-Italy comprehensive strategic partnership.

This is the first time Li will attend the ASEM summit since taking office.