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Secretary General Zhou Wenzhong attends the 3rd Meeting of China-Australia High Level Dialogue

Time:2016-11-24 15:27:21    Views:15566    Origin:Boao Forum for Asia

Secretary General Zhou Wenzhong attends the 3rd Meeting of China-Australia High Level Dialogue

On November 22-23, 2016, Secretary General Zhou Wenzhong attended by invitation the 3rd meeting of China-Australia High Level Dialogue, co-sponsored by the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA) and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia,at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing.

Zhou shared his perspectives on how to deepen the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Australia, how to promote the bilateral economic and trade investment relations and how to strengthen the coordination work on global and regional issues. Zhou moderated the session of “People to People Exchanges - Building up Public Support to the Bilateral Relations”

During the Meeting, Zhou conducted in-depth discussion with Peter Costello, Chairman of the Australia delegation and former Federal Treasurer, Jan Adams, Australian Ambassador to China, Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and former Australian Ambassador to China, Kerry Stokes, Executive Chairman, Seven Group Holdings Limited, Warwick Smith, Chair, Australia China Council & Chairman, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory, Australia New Zealand Banking Group Limited.

Zhou expressed his appreciation to the personages of all circles in Australia for their support to the BFA development. Zhou briefed them on the preparation of the BFA Melbourne Conference on the “Future of Globalization”, which will be held on December 7-8, 2016. Zhou also listened to their suggestions on the BFA future development and the agenda of the BFA Annual Conference 2017.

The Australian delegates recalled the happy memories when Zhou acted as the Chinese Ambassador to Australia from 2008 to 2011 and spoke highly of Zhou’s efforts to push forward the Sino-Australian relations. They were glad to see what the BFA has achieved in the recent years. They said that they would continue to work closely with the BFA to raise the integration and interconnection level in the Asia-Pacific region and to promote the Sino-Australian economic and trade cooperation through the BFA platform.

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