Chinese President Xi Jinping assured during his meeting with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Monday Beijing, that China and Australia can become "trusted partners" and set out to "improve and develop their relationships," state television CCTV.
The two nations “have no historical grievances or disputes or fundamental conflicts of interest. And they can truly become trusted partners and achieve success together,” Xi was quoted as saying. by CCTV.
The two leaders met in Beijing during a four-day visit by Mr. Albanese to China, a meeting symbolizing the thaw in diplomatic relations after years of tensions which have slowed trade.
China and Australia, Xi said Monday, “have no historical grievances or fundamental differences or conflicts of interest,” and the two countries “can definitely build relations of mutual trust.” and develop a mutually fruitful partnership.”
Mr. Xi told Albanese that Beijing hopes to “fully develop the potential of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement and undertake cooperation in new areas including climate change and green economy.”
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (c), November 5, 2023 in Shanghai © AFP – Hector RETAMAL
“Thanks to the efforts of both parties”, China and Australia have resumed exchanges in many areas and have undertaken to improve and develop their relations,” Xi was quoted as saying by CCTV.
“While some are working to cause trouble in the Asia Pacific region, we must first remain vigilant, and then fight them,” said the Chinese leader.
China, said Mr. Xi, wishes to “develop more trilateral and multilateral cooperation” with the Australia.
Beijing also wants to “support the strengthening of the resistance of South Pacific nations, tackle challenges such as climate change, and protect the peace and stability of the Asia Pacific region with openness and tolerance,” Mr. Xi said.
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