Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on Australian Foreign Minister's Visit to China
2018/11/05

At the invitation of State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne will pay a visit to China from November 7 to 9.

Q: Does the upcoming visit by the Australian Foreign Minister mean that the "freezing" of relations that has happened over the year or two has come to an end?

A: We have made clear China's principled position on developing China-Australia ties on many occasions.

In September this year, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Foreign Minister Marise Payne at request on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, during which the two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on China-Australia relations and issues of mutual interest and reached important consensus. We stand ready to work with the Australian side to expand exchanges and cooperation across the board and move forward bilateral ties on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit.

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