After weeks of hesitation and negotiations over the date of his visit, Germany's Foreign Minister, Klaus Kinkel, will arrive in Beijing on July 11, the German Foreign Ministry announced in Bonn yesterday. At the weekend the Foreign Ministry spokesman said no date had been agreed because of 'difficulties' in co-ordinating the travel schedules of Mr Kinkel and his Chinese counterpart Qian Qichen . 'The Chinese Foreign Ministry has now confirmed the date, July 11, which both sides had informally pencilled in,' the official said. Diplomats have made no bones about their dislike of recent policy statements by Mr Kinkel at a human rights conference in Geneva, which they had labelled as 'anti-Chinese'. Meanwhile, the Chinese partner of the office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation - the political foundation of Germany's Liberal Party, of which Mr Kinkel is a former chairman - has threatened to end co-operation with Germany if a forum on Tibet, scheduled in Bonn on Friday next week, goes ahead. The forum, at which the Dalai Lama will be guest of honour, is sponsored by the Liberal Party foundation. A cultural festival originally planned to be held in Munich this month was called off after Beijing protested about a human rights forum to be held alongside the festival.