On the afternoon of 14 May 2015, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang spoke with British Prime Minister David Cameron over the phone.
Li congratulated Cameron on his re-election as Prime Minister. He said that China-UK relations have witnessed new progress in recent years and that he and Cameron have maintained good communication and cooperation through meetings, phone calls and correspondences. The Chinese government attaches great importance to its relations with the UK. It is ready to work with the new government led by Cameron to enhance political mutual trust, boost exchanges and dialogues at various levels and in various fields, and promote new progress in bilateral practical cooperation in such areas as trade and investment, finance, productivity, so as to inject new impetus to the growth of China-UK relations and jointly tackle the downward pressure of the global economy. Li invited Cameron to visit China and to attend the annual prime ministers' meeting this year.
Cameron thanked Li for his congratulations and invitation, and said that Britain-China relations are in a golden era of development. He values his close working relationship with Chinese leaders and is ready to enhance communication and coordination with the Chinese side to achieve even more in bilateral relations in the next five years. He looks forward to visiting China at an early date and attending the annual meeting with the Chinese premier. Britain is ready to deepen bilateral cooperation with China in various areas and to push for new progress in the negotiations on an FTA between the EU and China.