Chinese foreign minister on fresh mission to Southeast Asia and South Korea

China’s foreign minister will head to Vietnam on Friday for the start of a weeklong trip to Southeast Asia and South Korea, as both Beijing and Washington court key Asia-Pacific partners.

Wang Yi, who is also a state councillor, will also visit Cambodia and Singapore, foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Tuesday.

The South Korean foreign ministry said Wang would be in Seoul on Tuesday and Wednesday next week for talks with his counterpart Chung Eui-yong. Wang might also meet President Moon Jae-in, according to Yonhap News Agency.

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