Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao left Beijing Friday for official visits to Hungary, Britain and Germany until June 28, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
In his separate meetings with Hungarian Prime Minister Orban Viktor, British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the leaders will discuss bilateral relationship, China-EU relations and international and regional issues of common concern, the ministry said last week, adding that his visit to the three countries will further deepen China’s reciprocal cooperation with them and promote the development of China-EU relationship.
During Wen’s three-day stay in Britain from Saturday, China and Britain are likely to sign eight or nine Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) on development and cooperation across a broad range of areas, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday.
Dan Chugg, the political counselor of the British Embassy in Beijing, said the MoUs will likely cover areas such as trade and services, taxation and scientific research.
Separately, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, Wen and Cameron will witness the signing of deals covering inter-city cooperation, investment, resource exploration, bank cooperation, architecture and design.
In Germany, Wen is scheduled to co-chair the first China-Germany governmental consultation with Merkel, the foreign ministry said earlier.