WASHINGTON- U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will visit Beijing next month for two days of meetings with top Chinese officials aimed at strengthening the economic relationship between the U.S. and China, the Treasury Department said on Tuesday.

Geithner is due to meet top Chinese economic policymakers on June 1-2 to discuss a range of issues of importance to both countries, including strengthening U.S.-China economic ties to promote stable, balanced and sustained economic growth in the two nations, the Treasury Department said in a statement.

The trip is Geithner's first to China since taking office.