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Premier calls for pushing forward Sino-NZ relations

Updated: Nov 13,2017 11:46 PM

Premier Li Keqiang met with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Nov 13 in Manila, the Philippines.

China-New Zealand relations has undergone positive developments since its establishment 45 year ago, standing at the forefront of ties between China and developed countries in the West, said Premier Li.

China appreciated New Zealand’s support of the one-China policy.

The Premier expressed hopes that New Zealand’s prime minister could push forward bilateral ties and create more “firsts”.

China is willing to use complementary advantages to steadily enhance the negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement and achieve more mutual benefits and win-win results at a higher level.

The relationship between the two countries is very important, said Ardern. The two sides have always shown mutual respect and pursued win-win efforts in cooperation, striving for improving people’s well-being and promoting social development.

New Zealand insists on the one-China policy and is willing to increase cooperation with China, upgrade negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement and push the bilateral ties to achieve more results.