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China's Premier meets Queen Elizabeth II during visit to Britain

Published on Jun 17, 2014 8:15 PM
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (left) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (right) at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, west of London, on June 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Queen Elizabeth II welcomed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Windsor Castle on Tuesday on a visit to Britain that aims to repair strained relations between London and Beijing.

Dozens of Chinese were waiting outside the mediaeval castle, west of London, to greet Mr Li on the first full day of his three-day visit to Britain.

Queen Elizabeth, 88, welcomed the 48-year-old Premier with a smile and a handshake as they met in the castle's White Drawing Room.

They were joined by Mr Li's wife Cheng Hong, and Prince Andrew, the Queen's second son, who works to promote the creation of skilled jobs in Britain.

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