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Foreign Minister Wang Yi Meets with UK Ambassador to China Sebastian Wood

On December 23, 2014, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with the outgoing UK Ambassador to China Sebastian Wood.

Wang Yi made positive comments about Sebastian Wood's efforts for the development of China-UK relations during his term, expressing that China attaches importance to developing relationship with the UK and stands ready to constantly promote Chin-UK comprehensive strategic partnership for new progress on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit. Both sides should properly handle sensitive issues and create a favorable atmosphere for the development of bilateral relations. He hopes that Wood continues to present a real and constantly developing China to the international community in his new position.

Sebastian Wood expressed that China's success and stability is completely in line with the fundamental interests of the UK. The UK government is committed to deepening relations with China and stands ready to strengthen dialogue and cooperation with China on the basis of mutual respect so as to promote bilateral practical cooperation in various fields for more results. After leaving his post, he will continue to follow and support the development of UK-China relations.

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