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Ambassador Wu Xi meets with Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland Stuart McCutcheon

On August 8, 2018, Ambassador Wu Xi met with the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland, Stuart McCutcheon. The two sides exchanged views on educational cooperation between universities in China and New Zealand.

Ambassador Wu noted that cooperation and exchanges between China and New Zealand in the field of education are an important driving force for the development of bilateral relations. Universities in both China and New Zealand attach great importance to such cooperation, which has led to increasingly frequent exchanges between educational institutions in recent years. The University of Auckland has engaged in successful training and research cooperative projects with Chinese universities, actively supporting the development of the Confucius Institute in Auckland, steadily promote the study and research of bilateral relations. China will continue to support its universities and research institutions to work together with the University of Auckland, and such collaboration is expected to further deepen and broaden. Ambassador Wu hoped that the University of Auckland would actively participate in the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ to promote cultural exchanges and closer people-to-people ties between the two countries.

Professor McCutcheon noted that the University of Auckland attaches great importance to the development of educational cooperation with China. The University is keen to further deepen cooperation with Chinese universities and research institutions in the fields of training, scientific research and the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’. The Confucius Institute provides a sound platform for New Zealand students to learn Chinese, and the University of Auckland is grateful for China’s support.

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