Beijing, January 30th—Liu Jianchao, Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee (IDCPC), met here today with James Meyer Sassoon, Conservative Member of the House of Lords and Honorary President of China-Britain Business Council (CBBC).
Liu said, for a long time, economic and trade cooperation has been an important driving force for China-UK relations. The Chinese side appreciates the CBBC for actively promoting economic and trade cooperation between the two countries, and hopes it will encourage British companies to invest in China, share China's opportunities, and achieve common development. The Chinese side is willing to further strengthen inter-party exchanges with the British side, enhance mutual understanding and trust, and benefit both countries and the world with the stable and mutually beneficial China-UK relations.
James Meyer Sassoon said, China is an important economic and trade partner of the UK in the Asia-Pacific region. The British business community attaches great importance to the Chinese market, is optimistic about China's economic growth potential and investment opportunities, and looks forward to further strengthening trade with China, so as to promote the development of UK-China relations. The UK and China share extensive common interests in finance, economy, trade, climate change, etc. Both sides should strengthen cooperation to achieve win-win development. The CBBC is willing to play an active role in helping the two sides strengthen exchanges in inter-party communication and other fields, and enhance mutual trust and cooperation.
The two sides also exchanged views on international and regional issues.
Sun Haiyan, Vice-minister of the IDCPC and others were present.