President Obama will be making his first trip as president to China , the US ambassador to the country announced Saturday.

Ambassador Jon Huntsman talked about the visit today while in Beijing, China.  Mr. Obama is already scheduled for a trip to Asia, he’s slated to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Singapore November 14 & 15.

Huntsman said, "There is much happening this year in US-China relations, we're all very mindful of that. We have the 30th anniversary of the US-China relationship, we have of course the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, we have President Obama who is going to be visiting in the middle of November and so I am here to tell you that by the end of the year, we should be in better shape than ever before between the United States and China to be able to anticipate a positive tomorrow."

The ambassador is a former republican governor from Utah, who was appointed by President Obama in May.   He did not reveal the exact dates for the president’s visit.