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Today I met with China’s Premier, Li Keqiang, for the Australia-China Annual Leaders’ Meeting. We had very positive discussions on a range of bilateral and international issues.
Premier Li and I confirmed our continued commitment to advancing our nations’ long-standing and constructive relationship, including through our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
Our discussions built on earlier meetings between Foreign Minister Marise Payne, Trade Minister Simon Birmingham and their Chinese counterparts.
These meetings underscore the continued strength of Australia and China’s bilateral relationship and our shared commitment to promoting cooperation, consistent with the principles of equality and mutual respect.
Premier Li and I also confirmed our commitment to expanding our thriving economic relationship and building on our world-leading free trade agreement. Trade, investment, education engagement, and two-way visitor travel are all at record levels, benefiting both our countries.