BEIJING, Jan. 26, 2018
British Prime Minister Theresa May will pay an official visit to China from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced Thursday.
During the visit, she will co-host the bilateral annual prime ministerial meeting with her Chinese counterpart.
Hua said at a daily press briefing that the visit is of great significance to bilateral ties under the new circumstances, as the two sides agreed to build a global comprehensive strategic partnership for the 21st century and usher in a “golden era” for bilateral ties.
May will meet with Chinese leaders and exchange opinions on bilateral ties and international and regional issues. She will also travel to Shanghai and Wuhan, according to Hua.
This is May’s first visit to China since she assumed office.
“We hope this visit will deepen political mutual trust, expand mutually beneficial cooperation across the board, and further advance the China-Britain global comprehensive strategic partnership for the 21st century,” Hua said.