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Foreign Minister Wang Yi to visit African, Asian nations

This June 12, 2018 photo shows Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaking at a press conference in Beijing. (ZHU XINGXIN / CHINA DAILY)

BEIJING – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Eritrea, Kenya and the Comoros from January 4 to 7 upon invitation, continuing Chinese foreign ministers' tradition of visiting Africa at the beginning of a year.

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the announcement on Thursday in Beijing.

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After the African trip, Wang will visit the Maldives and Sri Lanka upon invitation, according to Zhao.