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Wang Yi Meets with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters of New Zealand

On November 11, 2017 local time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met at request with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters of New Zealand in Da Nang, Vietnam. Wang Yi said that President Xi Jinping's state visit to New Zealand in 2014 pushed the establishment of bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership while Premier Li Keqiang's visit to New Zealand this year injected fresh impetus into the development of bilateral relations. China is willing to work with the New Zealand government to continuously play the leading and exemplary role for China-New Zealand relations, intensify exchanges at high level and various levels, deepen practical cooperation in various fields, jointly create an updated version of China-New Zealand Free Trade Area as well as strengthen cooperation in fugitive repatriation and security and defense. Wang Yi also introduced major accomplishments of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and expressed that China is willing to jointly push forward the building of a new type of international relations and a community with shared future for mankind with various countries in the world.

Winston Peters said that developing cooperation with China is a consensus of all circles in New Zealand. The New Zealand government will continuously pursue a friendly policy toward China, and adhere to the one-China policy, and is willing to deepen bilateral cooperation in various fields. New Zealand is ready to work with China in fugitive repatriation and asset recovery instead of being a "safe haven" for the corrupt.

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