Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will travel to China early next month to meet with government officials, the Treasury Department announced Tuesday.

Geithner will travel at the end of this month to Beijing to meet with Chinese officials on June 1st and 2nd.

Geithner will meet with senior Chinese officials to "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," according to the Treasury.

The trip comes amidst news Tuesday that the U.S. trade deficit for March grew to $27.6 billion as the global downturn affected demand for American-made goods.

This will be Geithner's first trip to China since becoming secretary of the Treasury.