Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying on Monday said that Kerry is paying this visit at the invitation of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

The two sides will discuss bilateral ties and other issues of common concern. “Kerry will relay the message that the United States is committed to pursue a positive, cooperative, comprehensive relationship and welcomes the rise of a peaceful and prosperous China that plays a positive role in world affairs," US State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said in a statement.

Kerry has been on his fifth trip to Asia, since he took office.

(Agencies)

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