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Consul General HU Pays Courtesy Visit to Governor Bashir

2008-11-21

H.E. Hu shan, Consul General (right) and H.E. Prof. Marie Bashir AC CVO

On November 20, Newly-arrived Chinese Consul General HU Shan paid a courtesy visit to Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO, Governor of New South Wales. The two had a friendly exchange of opinions on China-Australia relations, especially the bilateral exchange and cooperation in education.

Professor Bashir warmly welcomed Mr. Hu to Government House and to work in Sydney. “I’ve visited China many times and have very good memories about them. My first visit to China dated back to early 1974. So I’m welcoming Your Excellency not only as Governor of NSW, but also as a friend of China.”

Mr. Hu appreciated Professor Bashir’s warm welcome, saying that he had been looking forward to meeting you as early as possible since the first day he arrived.

“Your Excellency has been a very good friend of China and Chinese People. We appreciate very much the great efforts and contribution you have made in promoting the development of China-Australia relations, especially in terms of education exchange and cooperation.” Mr. Hu said.

Professor Bashir said she was very happy to be able to contribute to the China-Australia friendship. She hoped she could do more of that by supporting Mr. Hu’s work in the next few years.

Professor Bashir also happily recalled her memorable visits to China and introduced to Mr. Hu of her and her family’s special passion for China and Chinese people.

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

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