Chinese Premier Says China and UK Should Handle Disagreements Properly

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New Delhi, September 10, 2019 (Xinhua) – Chinese Premier Li Qiang said on Sunday that China and Britain should properly handle their differences and respect each other’s fundamental interests and major concerns.

During his meeting with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on the sidelines of the G20 summit, Li said that China and Britain are two major global economies, and both are closely interconnected.

Li said that the two sides should seek to bring more benefits to each other and the world through stable and mutually beneficial relations between China and Britain.

He added that China is willing to work with Britain to adhere to mutual respect, treat each other equally, view each other’s development objectively, enhance mutual understanding and trust, and promote the stable and long-term development of relations between the two countries.

The Chinese Premier said that the two sides should adhere to open cooperation and protect and expand common interests.

He noted that both China and the United Kingdom are advocates, practitioners and beneficiaries of free trade, and the two countries should jointly oppose mixing trade and economic cooperation with politics and security, promote the construction of an open global economy, and defend the multilateral trade agreement. At its heart is the World Trade Organization, ensuring stability and smooth flow of global industrial and supply chains.

Li said the two sides should properly handle their differences, uphold the spirit of inclusiveness and mutual learning, and respect each other’s fundamental interests and major concerns.

He added that China welcomes the United Kingdom’s continued expansion of practical cooperation with China, and is willing to deepen cooperation with the European country in areas such as trade, investment, environmental development, cultural and people-to-people exchanges, science and technology. To jointly support and promote global sustainable development.

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For his part, Sunak said that his country respects China’s history and culture, and attaches importance to China’s important role in the international system.

He added that the United Kingdom is willing to maintain constructive and sincere dialogues with China, enhance practical cooperation in areas such as economy, trade, science and technology, properly manage differences, and jointly address climate change and other global challenges. Stable and mutually beneficial relations between the UK and China.

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