BEIJING (Sputnik) — The visit will take place at the invitation of the US administration, and Yang will be the first senior Chinese official to visit the United States under Donald Trump's presidency.
"As regards the discussion of those issues [related to the South China Sea, North Korea], as I have already said, the sides will exchange views on bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest," Geng said at a briefing.
Last week, Chinese media reported that Xi and Trump might hold a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Germany in July.
Trump held his first telephone conversation with Xi on February 9. The two presidents discussed a number of issues, including bilateral economic relations and various regional issues.