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Prime Minister David Cameron of UK Meets with Wang Yi

2015/06/10

On June 9 local time, Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom (UK) met with visiting Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Prime Minister's Office in London.

David Cameron said that this year marks a "golden year" for the development of the UK-China relations. The UK sincerely looks forward to President Xi Jinping's state visit to the UK in October. All departments of the UK have been in full swing to cooperate closely with China and make earnest preparations to show the world the positive results and good prospects of UK-China cooperation. The UK is firmly committed to developing relations with China and is willing to become China's most open partner. The UK is willing to actively promote bilateral trade, vigorously encourage two-way investment between companies of the two countries, see more Chinese investment in the UK in fields such as high-speed railway, civilian nuclear energy, aviation and telecommunications, actively promote negotiations of the EU-China investment protection agreement, and support research on the feasibility of the EU-China free trade zone.

Wang Yi said that President Xi Jinping's visit to the UK this autumn is of historic significance and will become a milestone in the bilateral relations. Both sides should jointly launch all preparations to ensure a complete success of the visit to lead the bilateral relations into a "golden age". The China-UK relations are becoming increasingly mature and stable. China appreciates UK's positive and open attitude towards cooperation with China, and hopes that the UK can stand at the forefront among the major western countries in this regard. Both sides should actively explore new growth points in China-UK comprehensive strategic partnership, and focus on opening up new areas and adding new impetus in aspects such as international production capacity cooperation, global financial cooperation, growth and innovation, global governance and development to maintain and enhance the strategic, guidance and global features of the bilateral relations.

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