LONDON, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed Saturday that Sino-British relations were in a "golden era", as she left for the G20 meeting in China, British media Sky News reported.
This is the first time for May to use the term "golden era" to describe Sino-British ties since she took office as prime minister in July.
Speaking at Heathrow before boarding a Royal Air Force plane to Hangzhou, she said: "This is a golden era for UK-China relations and one of the things I will be doing at the G20 is obviously talking to President Xi about about how we can develop the strategic partnership that we have between the UK and China."
"The message for the G20 is that Britain is open for business, as a bold, confident, outward-looking country we will be playing a key role on the world stage," she added in a statement.
The prime minister said she will also be talking to other world leaders about how to develop free trade around the world and Britain wants to seize those opportunities.
"My ambition is that Britain will be a global leader in free trade," she said, adding that she will be talking to other world leaders about the opportunities for trade around the globe that will open up for Britain following Brexit.
"I will be talking about how Britain will be seizing those opportunities," she said.
The former British Prime Minister David Cameron first used the "golden era" to describe the vibrant China-Britain relations.