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The Chinese Consulate General in Sydney Welcomes Wagga Wagga City Council's Move
to Rescind Previous Decision of Terminating its Sister City Relationship with China's Kunming City

2020-04-22

      On the evening of 22 April, the Wagga Wagga City Council in New South Wales passed a motion to rescind a previous resolution of terminating the sister city relationship between the City of Wagga Wagga and the City of Kunming in China‚Äôs Yunnan Province. The Chinese Consulate General in Sydney welcomes this development.

      Since the establishment of the sister city relationship between Kunming and Wagga Wagga in 1988, exchanges and cooperation in various fields between the two cities have achieved fruitful results, and brought great benefits to the two peoples. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop around the world, China is working closely with the international community to fight against the pandemic and jointly safeguard global public health security. The decision made by the Wagga Wagga City Council once again shows that strengthening the relationship with Kunming reflects the general consensus of people from all walks of life in Wagga Wagga, while the attempt of a few people to make an issue out of the COVID-19 pandemic was unpopular and did not succeed.

      China is ready to work with all sectors in NSW, including Wagga Wagga, to further expand friendly exchanges and practical cooperation on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, with a view to promoting the well-being of our people and adding more positive energy to China-Australia relations and the friendship between the two peoples.

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