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Consul General Li Huaxin Called on the Governor of NSW

2013-05-24

On 22 May, H.E. Mr. Li Huaxin, the newly-arrived Chinese Consul General in Sydney, paid his first official call on Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO, Governor of New South Wales.

"I'm glad to meet with Your Excellency, an old friend of China and Chinese people," the Consul General said. He mentioned the recent visit to China by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, during which the two countries announced strategic partnership of mutual trust and mutual benefit, and a series of high-level exchange mechanism. "China and NSW maintain close ties, which has borne fruits in trade and investment, education, culture, and many other fields. I'm ready to work with Your Excellency and all friends in NSW, to further explore our cooperation potentials, and bring our cooperation to a higher level."

Professor Bashir welcomed Consul General Li to his post. "I paid my first visit to China as early as in 1974,"she said, "and I got the belief that if Chinese people stick to its current path, it will get such great results that are beyond everyone's imagination." She said she felt positive for the enduring relationship between Australia and China, citing her own experience with students from both countries in the capacity of Chancellor of University of Sydney. "I saw the strong bond forged between those young people, and that will ensure a bright future for our relations."

Deputy Consul General Liu Kan was also present at the meeting.

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