|Xi Jinping Sends Message of Condolence to New Monarch Charles III of the United Kingdom over the Passing of Queen Elizabeth II Li Keqiang Sends Message of Condolence to British Prime Minister Elizabeth Truss|
On September 9, 2022, President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolence to new Monarch Charles III of the United Kingdom (UK) over the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of the Chinese government and people as well as in his own name, Xi Jinping expressed deep condolences over the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and extended sincere sympathy to the British royal family, government and people.
In his message, Xi Jinping said that Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, has won wide acclaim. Queen Elizabeth II was the first British monarch to visit China. Her passing is a great loss to the British people.
Xi Jinping stressed, I attach great importance to the development of China-UK relations and stand ready to work with King Charles III, taking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations of ambassadorial level between the two countries as an opportunity, to promote the sound and stable development of bilateral relations for the benefit of the two countries and two peoples.
On the same day, Premier Li Keqiang sent a message of condolence to British Prime Minister Elizabeth Truss, expressing condolences over the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and extending sympathy to her family and the British government.