Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to visit China for three days from Oct. 25, both governments said Friday as bilateral relations continue to show momentum.

It will mark the first visit by Japanese prime minister to China primarily to hold formal bilateral talks with Chinese leaders since December 2011. The trip comes as Beijing has been attempting to strengthen cooperation with Japan amid its ongoing trade war with Washington.

Abe expressed readiness to promote ties with China further, saying in a speech in Tokyo that he wants to lift relations to "a new stage," noting that the two sides share a responsibility to realize peace and stability in the region.