Chinese Ambassador Xiao Qian Presents Letter of Credence to H.E. Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
2022-02-12 11:40

On 10 February, 2022, H.E. Mr. Xiao Qian, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of Australia, presented his Letter of Credence to H.E General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC, the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia at the Government House in Canberra. Ambassador Xiao had a cordial conversation with the Governor-General.

Ambassador Xiao conveyed greetings from President Xi Jinping to the Governor-General. He said that the Chinese side always believes that a sound and steady China-Australia relationship serves the fundamental interests and common aspirations of the two countries and the two peoples.This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the China-Australia diplomatic relations. China is willing to join hands with Australia, take stock of the past and look ahead into the future, work together in the same direction, so as to push China-Australia relations back to the right track at an early date, upholding the principles of equality, mutual respect and mutual benefit. Ambassador Xiao looked forward to strengthening communication and exchanges, enhancing understanding and mutual trust with the Australian government and people from all walks of lives in Australia, and making unremitting efforts to consolidate and enhance bilateral relations.

The Governor-General asked Ambassador Xiao to convey his good wishes and greetings to President Xi Jinping and expressed welcome to the Ambassador on assuming his post in Australia. He stated that the relationship between Australia and China has a solid basis, and hoped that both sides will take the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations as an opportunity to promote exchanges and cooperation between the two countries.

On the same day, Ambassador Xiao attended a welcome luncheon given by the Governor-General and his spouse.

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