David Cameron plans ‘golden era’ of relations in Xi Jinping talks
The former prime minister is acting as vice chairman for a £750 million UK-China fund.
David Cameron has held talks with Chinese president Xi Jinping as part of his role leading a billion dollar investment initiative between the country and Britain.
The former prime minister tweeted a photo of himself discussing plans for the £750 million UK-China fund and a “golden era” in relations.
Mr Cameron is acting as vice chairman for the fund to improve ports, roads and rail networks between China and its trading partners.
Excellent meeting & enjoyable dinner with President Xi Jinping in Beijing, to talk about the ‘Golden Era’ in UK-China relations & plans for the new UK-China Fund. pic.twitter.com/tnFpx1DNPp— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) January 11, 2018
Alongside the photo of himself with the Chinese premier, Mr Cameron said: “Excellent meeting & enjoyable dinner with President Xi Jinping in Beijing, to talk about the ‘Golden Era’ in UK-China relations & plans for the new UK-China Fund.”
The UK-China fund’s launch was announced as part of a series of deals hailed by Chancellor Philip Hammond during a trade visit to China.
Around £1.4 billion worth of commercial deals were announced at the UK-China economic and financial dialogue in Beijing attended by Mr Hammond.