Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit South Korea on Tuesday amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula after North Korea's test-firing of long-range cruise missiles over the weekend.
Wang is set to arrive on Tuesday night for a two-day trip.
The Chinese top diplomat will hold talks with Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong on Wednesday morning. They are expected to discuss ways to resume dialogue between North Korea and the United States.
Attention is being drawn on whether Wang will react to the North's recent missile launch or issue any messages toward the U.S.
Wang and Chung are also expected to discuss cooperation between the two nations for next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Wang's trip to Seoul comes as the top nuclear envoys of South Korea, the U.S. and Japan are set to hold talks on Tuesday morning in Tokyo.