Chinese foreign minister to visit eight Pacific Island countries - ministry

FILE PHOTO: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a news conference via video link in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit eight Pacific Island countries from May 26 to June 4 including the Solomon Islands, a ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

The other seven countries are Kiribati, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste, spokesman Wang Wenbin told a regular press briefing.

(Reporting by Martin Quin Pollard, writing by Yew Lun Tian, editing by Andrew Heavens)