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Yang Jiechi Meets with Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond of UK
2016/01/07

On January 6, 2016, State Councilor Yang Jiechi met in Beijing with Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond of the UK.

Yang Jiechi expressed that President Xi Jinping’s successful state visit to the UK in 2015 has ushered China-UK relations into a brand-new “golden era”. The Chinese side is willing to, together with the UK side, implement the important consensus reached by leaders of both countries, enhance strategic communication, deepen practical cooperation, expand people-to-people and cultural exchanges, and cope with global challenges, in efforts to promote China-UK global comprehensive strategic partnership for the 21st century for new development.

Philip Hammond expressed that President Xi Jinping’s successful visit to the UK has charted the course for UK-China relations. The UK side stands ready to actively implement the achievements of the visit with the Chinese side to push bilateral relations for greater development.

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