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Consul General HU Shan Paid a Courtesy Visit to Speaker of NSW Legislative Assembly

2008-11-14

Consul General Hu Shan(left) and Mr. Richard Torbay

Newly-arrived Chinese Consul General HU Shan visited the New South Wales Parliament, where he paid a courtesy call to Mr. Richard Torbay, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. The two had a friendly exchange of opinions on China-Australia relations, the sister-state partnership between Guangdong and NSW and their parliamentary exchanges.

Mr. HU spoke highly of Australia and NSW. “Sydney is a beautiful and charming city that people all over the world dream to come, so did I.”

Consul General Hu Shan signed the guestbook at Parliament House

Mr. HU said, “I am very pleased to come to Sydney for my next overseas term of service. I look forward to joining Mr. Torbay and other colleagues to promote the all-round pragmatic cooperation between China and NSW.”

Mr. Torbay warmly welcomed Mr. HU’s visit to the Parliament and his assignment at Sydney for the next few years. He said there had been a very close working relationship between NSW Parliament and the Chinese Consulate-General in Sydney. He believed that this relationship would go on and get closer during Mr. HU’s term.

Mr. Torbay also spoke highly the sister-state relationship between NSW and Guangdong, and looked forward to visiting Guangdong in 2009 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the relationship.

Mr. HU took a brief visit to the Parliament’s Garden, while the Hon. Speaker took the pleasure to show him around.

Chinese Deputy Consul General LI Yanduan joined Mr. Hu for the visit.

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