Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi will on August 17 visit China for four days, her first one to Beijing after taking office, a media report said on Wednesday.

Suu Kyi will be welcomed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang, Efe news reported.

Suu Kyi, currently the de facto leader of Myanmar, remained under home detention for 15 years during the three decades of military rule which had China as its practically only supporter.

Beijing’s support is considered crucial to end Myanmar’s ethnic conflict that often spills over across the border to China.