Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and his British counterpart David Miliband on Friday exchanged views in a phone conversation on the seventh Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) which is scheduled for Oct. 24-25 in Beijing.
The coming ASEM summit is great realistic significance in view of the current international political and economic situations which are undergoing complicated and profound changes, Yang said.
China is ready to work with Britain and other parties concerned to ensure a success of the meeting and make it one that will strengthen consensus, promote cooperation and is oriented toward the future, he said.
Miliband said Britain will be attending the meeting in line with the same spirit and is ready to contribute positively to the success of the meeting.
(Xinhua News Agency October 11, 2008)