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Wen congratulates new British PM

2010-05-12 15:11:17 GMT2010-05-12 23:11:17 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, May 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao congratulated Conservative Party leader David Cameron on becoming Britain's 52nd prime minister in a telephone conversation late Wednesday.

Wen wished Cameron well on behalf of the Chinese government and people.

"In recent years, with the deepening of the China-Britain strategic partnership, the relationship between the two countries, which is more than just bilateral, has increasingly embodied more strategic significance and global vision," Wen said.

He expected to establish a good working relationship with Cameron and jointly enhance political mutual trust, deepen cooperation and boost the China-Britain strategic partnership for additional achievements based on mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit.

Cameron appreciated Wen's congratulations, saying China is Britain's important strategic partner and his country highly valued the relationship.

He said the British government under his leadership would pursue an active policy towards China, maintain bilateral high-level exchanges, deepen and expand cooperation of all fields, strengthen communication and coordination with China on major international affairs and promote the development of Britain-China relations.

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