Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit India in December to jointly inaugurate with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj the people-to-people exchanges mechanism between the two countries, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said on Monday.

The decision to launch the mechanism to improve bilateral ties was taken during the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their informal summit in Wuhan in April.

“Both countries are working very hard to implement the consensus reached between the two leaders (Modi and Xi),” the Chinese envoy said at a function at which India and China launched their joint project of training Afghan diplomats.

Wang was earlier expected to visit India in October but the trip could not be arranged because of scheduling issues.

Meanwhile, Chinese State Counselor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi will be in New Delhi later this month at the invitation of Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

PM Modi and the Chinese President would meet for the fourth time this year in Argentina on the margins of the G-20 Summit in November. Special Representatives of the two countries on the India-China boundary issue are also scheduled to meet in China later this year.