Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, is visiting China today for two days which marks his first visit to the country since becoming Foreign Secretary.
He is expected to talk about global security and trade issues as well as the diplomatic links between China and the UK. The visit comes as part of Hammond’s tour of several Asian countries.
“Britain’s relations with China are strong and are firmly on track to becoming even stronger. It is a great pleasure to be visiting China for the first time as the British Foreign Secretary.
I look forward to meeting my Chinese counterparts to discuss our flourishing bilateral relationship and how our two countries can work with other countries to find international solutions to the world’s big problems”.