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    China and Canada have agreed that the heads of their respective governments should hold annual meetings, Beijing announced in a statement on Wednesday during Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau's stay in the country.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) – The statement was issued by China's State Council amid Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first official visit to the country. On Wednesday, Trudeau met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing.

    According to the statement, the sides agreed that the meetings will be held on an annual basis and that a so-called 'dialogue mechanism' has been created. In addition, Trudeau and Li agreed to establish a "new era" of practical cooperation between the countries in various fields.

    Trudeau's visit to China kicked off Tuesday and will last through September 6.

    Aside from Beijing, the Canadian Prime Minister is set to visit the city of Hangzhou and take part in the summit of the Group of Twenty (G20), which is scheduled to be held there on September 4-5.

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