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China: World Expo

Volume 497: debated on Thursday 22 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 1259W, on the Shanghai World Expo, when he expects to finalise plans for ministerial attendance at the event. (294382)

The Government are fully committed to Shanghai Expo 2010, which offers the UK a unique opportunity to advance our very broad objectives in China: from trade and industry to climate change, science and technology to tourism, and education to financial services. Plans for ministerial attendance during the six months of the Expo will be decided upon nearer to the opening in May 2010.