Liu Jianchao Meets with Frances Adamson, Governor of South Australia
 ( 2024.04.28 )

Beijing, April 25th—Liu Jianchao, Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee (IDCPC), met here today with Frances Adamson, Governor of South Australia.  

Liu said, last year, President Xi Jinping had a successful meeting with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese during his visit to China, opening a new chapter in China-Australia relations. Under the strategic guidance of the leaders of the two countries, exchanges in various fields between the two sides have gradually resumed, and China-Australia relations have shown improving momentum. China and Australia have no fundamental conflict of interest, but broad common interests. The Chinese side is willing to work with the Australian side to jointly implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, strengthen high-level exchanges, enhance correct understanding of each other, expand people-to-people and cultural exchanges and practical cooperation in various fields, and promote the development of China-Australia comprehensive strategic partnership. South Australia has long been at the forefront of China-Australia cooperation and has close exchanges with Chinese provinces and cities, which has effectively promoted relations between the two countries. It is expected that South Australia will carry out more extensive cooperation with the Chinese side in green economy, agri-food, and people-to-people and cultural engagement, etc., to benefit the two peoples.  

Frances Adamson happily recalled her working experience in China and interactions with Chinese people from all walks of life, and praised China's development achievements in various fields in recent years. She was very happy to see Australia-China relations back on the right track after the twists and turns. Despite differences, Australia and China share broad common interests. Both sides should strengthen dialogue, properly handle differences and expand cooperation. South Australia maintains good cooperative relations with Shandong Province and other places in China. She expressed the willingness to strengthen cooperation with the Chinese side in import and export of agricultural products and seafood, renewable energy, tourism, etc., to promote the healthy and stable development of relations between the two countries.  

Zhao Shitong, Assistant-minister of the IDCPC, was present.