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State Councilor Yang Jiechi Meets with Duke of York Prince Andrew of UK

On October 26, 2016, State Councilor Yang Jiechi met at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse with Duke of York Prince Andrew of the UK.

Yang Jiechi noted that this September, President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Theresa May held a successful meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Hangzhou Summit, during which both sides reaffirmed the general direction of the “golden era” for bilateral relations. The Chinese side is willing to seize the opportunities with the UK to jointly elevate bilateral relations to a new level. China appreciates the long-term contribution of the UK royal family to the development of China-UK relations, hoping that the royal family can continue to play a significant role in further enhancing friendship and expanding cooperation between the two countries.

Speaking highly of UK-China relations, Prince Andrew expressed that the UK side is devoted to constantly pushing forward bilateral exchanges and cooperation in various fields. The UK royal family is willing to make positive contributions to strengthening understanding and cooperation between both countries.

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