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State councilor pledges to enrich ‘golden era’ of relations with Britain

Updated: Jan 12,2018 9:39 AM     Xinhua

State Councilor Yang Jiechi (R) meets with Mark Sedwill, national security adviser to the British prime minister, in Beijing, capital of China, Jan 11, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — China and Britain should deepen their pragmatic cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative to enrich the content of the “golden era” in bilateral relations, State Councilor Yang Jiechi said on Jan 11.

During a meeting with Mark Sedwill, national security adviser to the British prime minister, Yang said the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Britain had stable development last year.

Strengthening cooperation between China and Britain not only serves the interests of both countries, but benefits regional and global peace and development, Yang said.

He called on both countries to implement the consensus reached by the two countries’ leaders, maintain close high-level exchanges and consolidate political mutual trust.

For his part, Sedwill said both Britain and China were at a critical period of national development, adding that Britain stands ready to deepen cooperation with China.

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