Outgoing Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He will travel to Davos, Switzerland, next week for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, according to people familiar with the situation, APA reports citing South China Morning Post.
It would mark the first time a senior Chinese leader has attended the event in person since the pandemic began, and would be one of the first overseas trips by a top official since Beijing reopened its borders and lifted most Covid-related travel restrictions on Sunday.
The meeting is due to begin on Monday next week and will run for five days.
It is unclear whether Liu plans to meet other leaders and senior business executives during his trip.
Davos is expected to be attended by senior American officials, including Trade Representative Katherine Tai, climate envoy John Kerry and Samantha Power, administrator of the US Agency for International Development, according to a statement from the US embassy in Switzerland and Liechtenstein on Friday.