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Ambassador Wang Lutong meets with Mark Mitchell, the Defence Minister of New Zealand
2017/07/28

      On July 25, Ambassador Wang Lutong met with Hon. Mark Mitchell, the Defence Minister of New Zealand. The two sides exchanged views on bilateral military relations and issues of common concern.

                                                                            

      Ambassador Wang Lutong noted that China – New Zealand relations can be regarded as a model of bilateral relations, achieving a number of 'firsts' in China's relations with developed countries. The two countries are engaged in fruitful cooperation in the fields of infrastructure investment and construction, education, science and technology. Ambassador Wang hopes that the two sides could further enhance exchanges, understanding and mutual trust in the future. Military cooperation between the two countries is also progressing well, with considerable achievements in the areas of high-level visits, personnel exchanges and joint military exercises and trainings. China is looking forward to further advance pragmatic cooperation and exchanges with the New Zealand military in the future.

      Minister Mitchell noted that China - New Zealand relations have been progressing well, accomplishing fruitful cooperative results in various fields. Dialogue channels at all levels have been established, with frequent high-level military visits between the two countries. Mr Mitchell hopes that the two sides could continue to extend pragmatic cooperation and exchanges on the existing basis.

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