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Premier and British PM exchange congratulatory messages on anniversary of bilateral ties

Updated: Mar 13,2017 9:36 PM

Premier Li Keqiang and British Prime Minister Theresa May have exchanged messages acknowledging the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

In his congratulatory message, Premier Li said that since China and the United Kingdom established diplomatic relations, the two countries have continued to deepen relations leading to fruitful cooperation and close people-to-people exchanges, benefiting their people.

As the relationship enters the next phase, the Premier said the two sides share solid foundations for further cooperation and huge development potential, adding that China is willing to make work with the UK to consolidate the political trust and achieve new results in mutual pragmatic cooperation.

Theresa May expressed her goodwill and best regards in a letter to the Chinese government and people.

She said that the UK-China partnership had undergone sustainable development, including frequent high-level exchanges, fruitful high-level dialogues, tighter ties for trade and investment, and cultural exchanges which have greatly enhanced the wellbeing of people in both countries.

In the future, the cooperation will achieve more fruitful results, she added.