Chinese premier to visit Laos, attend East Asia Summit


BEIJING,   (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will visit Laos and attend the 11th East Asia Summit in Vientiane next week at the invitation of his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday.

Hua Chunying said Li will also attend the 19th China-ASEAN (10+1) leaders’ meeting, a summit marking the 25th anniversary of the establishment of dialogue relations between China and the ASEAN, and the 19th ASEAN-China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (10+3) leaders’ meeting from Sept. 6 to 9.