"This is her first visit since took over office last year. Both sides attach great important to her visit," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing here.
Swaraj's will be the senior most Indian leader to visit Beijing after US President Barack Obama's unprecedented second visit to India to attend the Republic Day parade and the Indo-US joint statement on advancing shared security in Asia Pacific region which evoked considerable concern here with a spate of critical commentaries in the official media.
During the visit, that begins Saturday, she will interact with top Chinese leaders and attend the 13th RIC Foreign Ministers meeting on February 2 along with her Chinese and Russian counterparts Wang Yi and Sergei Lavrov.
She is scheduled to hold talks with Wang and is also expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Swaraj will also inaugurate the 'Visit India Year' being organised by India to attract more tourists from China and address the India-China Media Forum being held on the sidelines of her visit.
Elaborating on how China viewed Swaraj's visit, Hua said bilateral ties between the two largest developing countries and major emerging economies were progressing in a "sound and stable way".
"Our cooperation has made some headway. We are enhancing mutual political trust and practical cooperation in various fields. We are in sound coordination and cooperation in regional and international issues," she said.

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