China’s Premier Li Keqiang will pay an official visit to the UK and Greece from June 16th to 21st. China is expected to sign multiple trade deals with Britain and Greece to further strengthen cooperation in various fields. Su Yuting has more.
Li Keqiang’s six-day visit to the UK and Greece begins Monday. The Premier’s visit to Britain will be his first to the European country since taking office in March last year. It’s being hailed as another major diplomatic event between China and Europe and a following up to President Xi Jinping’s tour in late March.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry says the Premier’s two-nation visit aims to expand cooperation on a number of fronts. Britain is China’s third largest trade partner in the European Union, the second largest investment source and a major destination for China’s overseas investment. Li’s visit comes as both countries celebrate the 10th anniversary of their strategic partnership. Premier Li’s visit to Greece also has a number of significant goals. Experts want to see Li’s trip deepen mutual trust, add new momentum to bilateral ties, and expand pragmatic cooperation.
The agenda for Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to the UK and Greece will include a wide range of issues, including trade, investment, energy cooperation and commercial opportunities. Premier Li’s visit is expected to increase political trust, enhance traditional friendship and push China-EU relations to a higher level.