The Chinese Vice President attends the coronation of King Charles III


LONDON, May 6 (Xinhua) — Chinese Vice President Han Zheng attended the coronation ceremony of British King Charles III and related activities by invitation in London from May 5 to 6.

Han, who is also the special representative of Chinese President Xi Jinping, conveyed King Charles III’s heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to the King, Queen Camilla, the British royal family and the British people, and thanked the British side for the thoughtful arrangements. to visit the country.

King Charles III asked Mr. Han to convey his sincere thanks and heartfelt greetings to President Xi, thanked the President and his wife, Peng Liyuan, for sending congratulatory messages to him and the Queen, and welcomed Mr. Han’s presence at the coronation ceremony. President Xi’s Special Representative.

Emphasizing the importance of the relationship between the UK and China, King Charles III expressed his hope that the two countries would continue their cooperation in a wide range of areas such as the environment, carbon emission reduction, sustainable development and climate change. She also hoped that China would continue to play a leading role in environmental development and other fields.

During his visit, Han also held brief talks with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Prince William of Wales, and held talks with Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden.

In the era of globalization, the economies of different countries are closely related, Han said. “China continues to promote high-quality development and high-level opening-up. It is ready to strengthen cooperation with the British side for mutual benefit and common development,” he said.

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Welcoming the fact that the cooperation between China and the United Kingdom has a good foundation and great potential, Han said that in recent years, bilateral trade and investment have grown steadily. The UK has become an important destination for Chinese companies looking to invest in Europe.

“We hope the UK government will create a fair, just and non-discriminatory investment environment for Chinese companies,” he said.

The United Kingdom is also an important destination for Chinese students and tourists, Han said, calling on the British side to provide a good and safe study and living environment for Chinese students, as well as security and comfort for Chinese tourists.

China and the UK are supporters, promoters and beneficiaries of economic globalization, pluralism and free trade, Han said, noting that China is willing to conduct exchanges with the British side on a wide range of issues on the basis of mutual respect and equal treatment. To enhance mutual understanding, reduce differences, and jointly promote the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations for the benefit of both countries and the world.

Both the United Kingdom and China are permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and play an important role in international affairs, according to the British side.

Speakers from the British side said that the British side attaches great importance to the development of relations with China, regards Han’s visit as an important opportunity to promote bilateral relations, and looks forward to strengthening high-level exchanges with China and expanding economic cooperation.

They stressed that the British side is also ready to strengthen cooperation with China on a wide range of issues such as health, climate change and global stability, and make joint efforts to build a stable and constructive relationship, and to make Chinese enterprises and students and their students happy. Tourists feel welcome and safe.

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On May 4, Mr. Han attended a welcome dinner hosted by the Chinese and British business communities in London.

In his speech, Han said that the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has put forward a grand plan to make China a great modern socialist country in all respects and advance national rejuvenation on all fronts on the road of Chinese modernization.

“China’s development has a strong leadership core, and its domestic and foreign policies are quite consistent and stable,” Han said, noting that no matter how the world changes, China will provide more opportunities through its development and inject more certainty and positive energy into the world.

He praised the important and positive role of the British business community in promoting exchanges and cooperation with China, and hoped that it would continue to contribute its wisdom and strength to the development of bilateral relations. end

(Xinhua / Li Tao)

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