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Ambassador Wu Xi meets with New Zealand Trade Minister David Parker

On May 24, HE Ambassador Wu Xi met with New Zealand’s Minister for Trade and Export Growth Hon David Parker. The two sides exchanged views on a range of issues including economic and trade cooperation between the two countries.

Ambassador Wu noted that tremendous progress has been made in China-New Zealand relations over the past 46 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties. In particular, the deepening of economic and trade cooperation has brought tangible benefits to both peoples. At present, China-New Zealand relations are facing new historic opportunities. China stands ready to work with New Zealand to enhance mutual political trust and strengthen practical cooperation in all fields to further advance the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

Hon David Parker noted that China and New Zealand have forged a strong relationship. The Labour Party has made significant contributions to China-New Zealand relations including the establishment of diplomatic ties and a number of ‘firsts’ in bilateral relations. New Zealand regards China as one of its most important partners and is keen to work with China to further advance cooperation in economy, trade and other sectors to better benefit both countries and the two peoples.

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