Li Zhanshu held talks with New Zealand Speaker of the Parliament Michael Mallard

2022-05-08 0 By

On February 17, chairman Li Zhanshu of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) held video talks with Speaker of the Parliament of New Zealand Michael Mallard at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.On February 17, Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), held video talks with New Zealand Speaker Of parliament Michael Mallard at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.Li Zhanshu pointed out that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and New Zealand and bilateral relations have made significant progress, bringing tangible benefits to the two countries and two peoples.President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Ardern reached important consensus on the sound and stable development of China-New Zealand relations under the new circumstances.China is ready to work with New Zealand to implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries and push for greater development of china-New Zealand comprehensive strategic partnership.Li zhanshu stressed that China and New Zealand have become a model of win-win cooperation between countries with different social systems, history, culture, development stage and economic size. The most fundamental experience is to respect each other and treat each other as equals.It is hoped that the two sides first strengthen political mutual trust, keep up high-level exchanges, uphold the common interests of the two countries and the well-being of the two peoples, and ensure that China-New Zealand relations always move forward in the right direction.Second, expand practical cooperation, ensure high-quality implementation of the upgraded FREE trade Agreement, promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, and explore new areas of cooperation on green development.Third, deepen people-to-people and cultural exchanges, promote cooperation in education, sports and tourism, enhance sub-national friendship and mutual understanding between the two peoples, so that the “Rewi Alley Spirit” will be passed on and developed between the two peoples, especially the young people.Fourth, we should enhance coordination on multilateral affairs, strengthen communication within multilateral frameworks such as the United Nations and the WORLD Trade Organization, and work together to address climate change and other global challenges so as to contribute to regional prosperity and world peace and development.Li zhanshu said that the legislatures of China and New Zealand have maintained friendly exchanges at multiple levels and in various areas for a long time.Is willing to work with the New Zealand parliament to strengthen China’s National People’s Congress at all levels to communicate, share, clean energy, agriculture, food, biological treatment, digital economy, etc, the rule of law construction experience, in accordance with the law, supervise the agreements, to create a good policy for bilateral cooperation in various fields and the legal environment, service in their respective economic and social development, boost the development of bilateral relations.Mallard said that the china-Singapore comprehensive strategic partnership is very important in the economic, political, cultural and educational fields.New Zealand spoke highly of China’s extraordinary efforts for the successful hosting of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.Singapore firmly pursues the One-China policy.He expressed the hope that the two sides will make joint efforts to take the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties as an opportunity to push for new development of bilateral relations.The new parliament would like to strengthen exchanges with the NPC of China and make positive contributions to promoting bilateral cooperation in all areas and enhancing friendship between the two peoples.Source: Xinhuanet Edited: Shi Lin Recited by Zhang Yuchai