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China, Britain sign $29.7 billion in trade deals: British PM

Published on Jun 17, 2014 11:14 PM

LONDON (AFP) - Britain and China have signed trade deals worth over £14 billion (S$29.7 billion) during a visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday.

"Today we have signed deals worth more than £14 billion," said Mr Cameron at a joint press conference in London.

Mr Li's visit aims to boost ties between Britain and China, which were strained when Mr Cameron met exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in 2012.

Earlier, Mr Li met Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.

British Prime Minister David Cameron (left) shaking hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang outside No. 10 Downing Street ahead of a meeting in London on June 17, 2014. Mr Li met Mr Cameron for talks at his Downing Street office, aimed at boosting economic links and warming ties that were frozen over Tibet, on the first full day of an official three-day visit. -- PHOTO: AFP