Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces will visit China next week.

Taking to his official account, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed announced the state visit on Thursday.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said that Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed will be visiting China from July 21 to 23 at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

During the visit, the Crown Prince and Xi will review the comprehensive strategic cooperation between the two countries across various sectors, in addition to regional and international issues of common concern, Gulf News reported.

The Crown Prince will be accompanied by a high-ranking delegation comprising a number of Sheikhs, ministers and senior officials.

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s visit comes three months after his Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, visited China to attend Beijing’s Belt and Road conference in April.

During his China visit, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid had launched a megaproject to build a ‘traders market’ in Dubai over an area of 60 million square feet on the sidelines of China’s Belt and Road conference in Beijing.

The two agreements were signed during Sheikh Mohammed’s visit, leading the UAE’s delegation to the Second Belt and Road Conference for International Cooperation held in the Chinese capital.

“China is a great country with one of the world’s oldest civilisations. It has been our main commercial partner over the last five years, and we aim to increase the value of commercial exchange between the two countries to $70 billion by 2020,” Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid said during his April visit to China.