Meeting with China’s Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Wang Yi
Today, I met Wang Yi, Director of the Chinese Communist Party Central Commission for Foreign Affairs, in the margins of ASEAN-related meetings in Jakarta, Indonesia.
We had a constructive discussion about the bilateral relationship and the value of ongoing dialogue under our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
I reiterated Australia’s position on a range of issues, including trade impediments, consular cases, human rights and Hong Kong.
In the context of ASEAN meetings, we discussed the importance of the institutions, rules and norms that underpin sovereignty, security and prosperity in the region. I conveyed Australia’s clear views on security in the Pacific and Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine.
As we agreed at the Foreign and Strategic Dialogue in December, Australia will continue to work with China to grow the bilateral relationship, navigate differences and engage in the national interest.
See the meeting with China’s Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Wang Yi opening remarks by Senator the Hon Penny Wong.
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