On June 20, 2007, Mr. He Yafei, the Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of P.R.CHina co-held, with Mr. Michael L'estrange, the Secretary of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the 19th annual consultation between Chinese and Australian foreign ministries. The two sides exchanged views on the bilateral relations as well as the regional and international issues of common concerns, and expressed that the two nations would make joint efforts to further promote the friendly relations and enhance the cooperation.
The Foreign Minister Downer met Mr. He and the delegation on the same day. Both sides gave a positive appraisal of the Sino-Australian relationship.
Chinese Ambassador Zhang Junsai attended the consultation and meeting.