Cameron to lead largest British delegation to China visit

Prime Minister David Cameron would arrive here on his maiden visit on November 9 leading a "largest delegation in British history" to give a big boost to China-UK trade ties.

Last Updated: Nov 02, 2010, 16:46 PM IST

Beijing: Prime Minister David Cameron
would arrive here on his maiden visit on November 9 leading a "largest delegation in British history" to give a big boost to
China-UK trade ties, amid pressure by the western nations on
Beijing to free jailed Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo.

Cameron who will be on a two day visit to China will
lead a big deletion which would include Ministers of Finance,
Energy, Education and Commerce, Chinese Foreign Ministry`s new
spokesman, Hong Lei told a media briefing here today.

About 50 Business leaders of UK would accompany
Cameron, who would also be attending a China-UK Business
summit along with Chinese leaders, he said.

During his visit, Cameron elected in May this year as
British Premier, will meet President Hu Jintao and hold talks
with his Chinese counterpart, Wen Jiabao.

China attaches "great importance" to its ties with
Britain and ready to work with UK to make Cameron`s visit a
success and to "inject new vitality" to the bilateral ties, Hong said.
China looks for positive results out of the visit as
it came before the G-20 summit to be held in Seoul on November
11 and 12.
The visit comes after Chinese dissident Liu was
awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, angering Beijing and drawing
calls from abroad, especially the western nations for his
immediate release.

PTI