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Chinese vice president arrives in Rome for official visit

06-01-2011 20:46 BJT

ROME, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrived here Wednesday for an official visit to Italy in a fresh boost to the development of bilateral ties.

As a guest of Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, Xi will be among more than 80 state leaders from around the world attending the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.

During his four-day stay, Xi was scheduled to meet with Napolitano and hold talks with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. He will also visit Milan.

Italy is the first leg of Xi's four-nation tour, which will also take him to Cuba, Uruguay and Chile.



Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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