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Ambassador Wang Lutong accompanies the Deputy Governor of Shandong Province Wang Suilian to meet with the Deputy Chief Executive of New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Paul Stocks
2016/07/01
On the afternoon of June 21, Ambassador Wang Lutong accompanied the Shandong Provincial Government delegation led by the Deputy Governor Wang Suilian to meet with the Deputy Chief Executive of the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Paul Stocks.

Ambassador Wang Lutong noted that China – New Zealand relations are at a historic high. With trade and economic relations continuing to strengthen, exchanges between New Zealand and Chinese provinces and cities were increasing, and bilateral cooperation was deepening. Shandong has considerable economic clout, and a large population. Shandong is also at the forefront of cooperation and exchanges with New Zealand. New Zealand adheres to international standards for product quality inspection, particularly in the food safety area. New Zealand's advanced regulatory measures enables efficient product quality inspection. Ambassador Wang believed that the visit by Shandong delegation to New Zealand would further advance bilateral cooperation in the field of inspection standards.
Deputy Governor Wang Suilian provided a briefing on Shandong Province economic development and its quality standards management framework. Deputy Governor Wang also advanced cooperation proposals between Shandong Province and New Zealand to strengthen regulatory cooperation, to promote product quality control and mutual authentication.
Paul Stokes welcomed Deputy Governor Wang Suilian and the delegation to New Zealand. Mr Stokes noted that New Zealand's relationship with China was very important. New Zealand's Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment was keen to cooperate and exchange views with Shandong Province in the fields of quality standards, regulatory matters and product authentication.
During the meeting, the Director of Shandong's Provincial Bureau for Quality and Technology Supervision Zhang Ningbo, and technical officials and experts from the New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment provided briefings on their respective quality standards and management systems.
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