China’s President Xi Jinping accepted the Norwgian invitation at a dinner when King Harald extended a reciprocal invitation from Norway.
The King met the Chinese president in the People’s Great Hall in the capital Beijing on Tuesday.
“The timing will now be discussed with our diplomatic corps on both sides,” said a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman.
King Harald, Queen Sonja and a large Norwegian delegation with several government members, are on an official visit to China until 19 October. The visit came into reality after the Chinese invitation that arrived on February 21, on the King’s very birthday.
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