Beijing, April 11th—Cai Qi, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, met here today with David Lidington, UK Minister for the Cabinet Office, who was in China to attend the 10th China-UK Leadership Forum.
Cai said that President Xi Jinping paid a successful state visit to the UK in 2015, which opened the "golden era" of China-UK relations. Exchanges between political parties of both countries are an important component of China-UK relations. It is hoped that both sides will continue making good use of the platform of the China-UK Leadership Forum, and playing a unique role in promoting the development of China-UK relations in the new era.
Lidington said that the UK highly values the UK-China Leadership Forum, and stands ready to deepen friendly exchanges and cooperation in various fields with Beijing Municipality, so as to inject fresh impetus into the "golden era" of UK-China relations.