BEIJING: President Xi Jinping will meet with US President Barack Obama soon, Premier Li Keqiang made the announcement after he received Jacob Lew, special representative of the United States president.

The meeting between the two presidents would help to improve relations between the two countries, Li said. An official announcement about the meeting has yet to be released by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

Lew was in Beijing after attending the G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors in Shanghai late last week. At this meeting, finance officials from the member nations pledged efforts to prevent competitive devaluation of currencies and to facilitate global economic growth.

The meeting between Xi and Obama will take place after the National People's Congress holds its annual session in Beijing, beginning on Saturday, to decide on the nation's development this year and, more important, its social and economic program for the next five years.

The White House website said the fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit will be held on March 31 and April 01 in Washington, DC. When meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi last week, Obama said he hoped Xi would attend the summit.