Britain will participate in the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, the Foreign Office said Wednesday.
Ian McCartney, Foreign Office minister for trade, said Britain had formally accepted the invitation from the Chinese government to take part in the giant international fair.
"The Shanghai Expo is a fantastic opportunity to broaden and deepen the United Kingdom's relations with China," he said.
"The theme of the Expo, 'Better City Better Life', is one where the UK has much expertise and experience.
"The Expo will provide the perfect opportunity to highlight British creativity, diversity and innovation and our contribution to dealing with global challenges such as sustainable development, including climate change.
"These are challenges that the UK and China have already agreed we need to tackle together."All rights reserved. © 2005 Agence France-Presse. Sections of the information displayed on this page (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the content of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presse.