The Prime Minister spoke to Premier Li Keqiang of China this morning to congratulate him on his recent appointment. Premier Li thanked the Prime Minister and spoke warmly about his last visit to Downing Street in 2011.
They agreed that the bilateral relationship was one of great importance and that they were keen to build on this strong partnership which was based on mutual respect. Both leaders placed a high priority on trade and investment and stressed their commitment to championing free trade. The Prime Minister said that Britain was very much open for business and that he greatly valued Chinese investment.
They said they looked forward to meeting and continuing their discussions in due course.