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The Chinese Embassy in New Zealand holds a luncheon for the New Zealand China Council
2017/09/04

  On August 31, Ambassador Wang Lutong held a luncheon for the Board of Directors of the New Zealand China Council. Council Chairman and former New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister, Sir Don McKinnon; Executive Director Stephen Jacobi; staff from the Chinese Embassy; and members of the Board of Directors of the New Zealand China Council attended the event.

  Ambassador Wang Lutong expressed his thanks to the New Zealand China Council for its positive contribution to the development of bilateral relations since its inception, noting that there is a huge potential for cooperation between the two countries under the 'One Belt, One Road' initiative. The Chinese Embassy in New Zealand will continue to work closely with the New Zealand China Council to further consolidate and deepen friendly relations between the two countries and promote pragmatic cooperation in various fields.

  Sir Don McKinnon thanked Ambassador Wang for his kind invitation, noting that New Zealand-China relations have been progressing smoothly in recent years. The objective of establishing the Council is to provide a new impetus for the development of bilateral relations apart from the government level. The board members are proud of the contribution made by the Council towards the promotion of bilateral relations. The Council is willing to strengthen cooperation with the Chinese Embassy to make more contributions to the development of New Zealand-China relations.

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