Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to Senegal, Rwanda and South Africa and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from July 19 to July 24, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced on Thursday.

Xi is paying the state visits at the invitation of Presidents Macky Sall of Senegal, Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said in a statement.

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Lu said that Xi is expected to attend the Tenth BRICS summit to be hosted by South Africa from July 25 to July 27.

“Xi will attend the BRICS summit at the invitation of President Ramaphosa”, Lu said.

On his way home, Lu said Xi will also pay a friendly visit to Mauritius during a stopover.