President Ueli Maurer paid a visit to China from 22 to 29 April accompanied by a finance and business delegation. Chinese President Xi Jinping invited Mr Maurer for a state visit on 28 and 29 April.
President Ueli Maurer began his visit to China on Tuesday, 23 April, by meeting representatives from the Chinese authorities and the financial sector in the financial hub Shanghai. Further meetings within this framework were scheduled for 24 and 25 April 2019 in Beijing.
On Friday and Saturday, 26 and 27 April, President Maurer attended the second Belt and Road Forum on international cooperation, where development strategies and questions concerning infrastructure and sustainability were on the agenda.
During the state visit to Beijing on Sunday and Monday, 28 and 29 April 2019, President Maurer held talks with President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang.
The visit was intended to further deepen the already very good relations between Switzerland and China.