Saturday, August 23, 2008

Chinese premier meets British prime minister

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao thanked Britain's support to the Beijing Olympic Games Friday afternoon in a meeting with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Wen said that to hold a successful Olympic Games needs both the efforts of the hosting country and the support from other countries in the world, and he should thank for the support of the British government.

He also expressed his wish that the next Olympic Games in London in 2012 would be a successful games of high standard, saying the Chinese government would also give its full support to the London Games.

He said China and Britain should strengthen cooperation on hosting the Olympic Games and take such cooperation as an opportunity to promote the cooperation in other fields.

Congratulating British athletes' remarkable performance at the Beijing Olympic Games, Wen said he would watch the British culture show at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games.

Brown congratulated Wen for the "wonderful success" of the Beijing Olympic Games, saying the Games was excellent and billions of people around the world have witnessed both the growth of the Olympic movement and China's rapid development

He also congratulated the Chinese athletes for their success in "winning so many medals."

Source: Xinhua

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