Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on the Speech of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
2019/06/27

Q: According to reports, Australian Prime Minister Morrison delivered a speech in the runup to the G20 Osaka summit, elaborating on Australia's foreign policy and mentioning China and China-Australia relations several times. What's your comment?

A: We noted Prime Minister Morrison's speech on Australia's foreign policy, in which he said China's growth is good for China itself and in the interests of Australia. Australia welcomes China's economic growth as always and the contributions of the Belt and Road Initiative to promoting regional infrastructure investment and socio-economic development. He also reiterated his commitment to deepening the Australia-China comprehensive strategic partnership and we appreciate that.

China always believes that a sound and stable China-US relationship serves the fundamental interests of the two peoples and is conducive to regional peace, stability and prosperity. We hope Australia will meet China halfway and promote the healthy and steady development of the bilateral relations on the basis of mutual trust and mutual benefit.

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