Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to start his state visit to the Czech Republic. It will be the first time for a Chinese President to visit the country since diplomatic ties were established 67 years ago.
It will also be President Xi's first visit to a Central-Eastern European country. The visit will run through Wednesday.
President Xi is to meet his counterpart Milos Zeman. The two leaders are expected to sign a number of deals covering sectors including finance, infrastructure, technology and cultural exchanges.