President Hu Jintao will pay a state visits to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in the coming week.
President Hu will also attend the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in the Uzbek capital Tashkent.
The Foreign Ministry says the president's visit will be conducive to deepening China's cooperation with the SCO members and observers in various fields.
Cheng Guoping, Assistant Foreign Minister, said, "This SCO summit will summarize what the organization achieved in last year. It will analyze global and regional development as well as the opportunities and challenges it faces, so as to outline a direction and specific tasks for the next stage. It will also make plans for further cooperation in politics, security, economy and culture, and the enhancement of communication with non-SCO partners."