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Yang Jiechi Meets with Foreign Minister Murray McCully of New Zealand

On October 18, 2016, State Councilor Yang Jiechi met at Zhongnanhai with Foreign Minister Murray McCully of New Zealand.

Yang Jiechi said that with sound development in recent years, China-New Zealand relations continue to walk in the forefront of China's relations with developed countries. Based on the principle of mutual respect, equal treatment and mutual benefit, China is willing to make joint efforts with New Zealand to maintain close exchanges at high level and all other levels, deepen practical cooperation in various fields and strengthen coordination in major international and regional issues, so as to push for greater development of bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership. Both sides should facilitate the integration between China’s “Belt and Road” initiative and the “Thirty Year New Zealand Infrastructure Plan” and increase cooperation in two-way investment to achieve mutual benefit and win-win results.

Murray McCully noted that New Zealand-China relations boast tremendous potential. Attaching great importance to developing relations with China and adhering to the One-China policy, the New Zealand side is willing to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, and reinforce communication and coordination in international and regional affairs with China, so as to elevate New Zealand-China comprehensive strategic partnership to another new stage.

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