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Theresa May Writes To Chinese President in Hopes of Stronger Ties

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a news conference with her Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi (not seen) during a meeting in Rome, Italy

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a news conference with her Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi (not seen) during a meeting in Rome, Italy July 27, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Remo Casilli

Beijing: British Prime Minister Theresa May has written a letter to China’s President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang expressing a wish to enhance trade and cooperation on global issues between the UK and China, China’s foreign ministry said, citing Britain’s Minister for Asia and the Pacific.

Alok Sharma, parliamentary under secretary of state at the foreign and commonwealth office, made the remarks during his meeting with China’s foreign minister Wang Yi in Beijing.

Sharma was quoted in a foreign ministry statement late on Monday saying that Britain called China an important global strategic partner and Britain is paying high attention to cooperation between the two countries.