Vice President Xi Jinping is scheduled to pay official visits to the United States, Ireland and Turkey from Feb. 13 to 22, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.
Xi is visiting the three nations at the invitation of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Turkish President Abdullah Gul, respectively, spokesman Liu Weimin said at a regular news briefing.
Xi's U.S. visit is aimed at further implementing an important consensus reached by state leaders of the two countries to establish a China-U.S. cooperative partnership of mutual respect and reciprocity, Liu said.
He added that China hopes the visit will enhance the two sides' strategic mutual trust, expand bilateral cooperation and aid in the maintenance of the sound and stable development of China-U.S. ties.
According to the spokesman, Xi will visit Washington, Los Angeles and the state of Iowa.
"The two sides are busy coordinating and preparing a schedule for the visit. We hope to work with the U.S. side to make the visit a success," Liu said.