|Xi Jinping Meets with Former Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand|
On October 16, 2019, President Xi Jinping met with former Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand at the Great Hall of the People.
Xi Jinping noted, the situation in the world today is undergoing profound and complicated changes. China has become even more willing to cooperate with other countries under the new situation. China sticks to peaceful development, and China will open its door even wider to the world. All countries and their companies are welcome to grasp the opportunity provided by China's development to better realize mutual benefit and win-win results. Xi Jinping expressed, Mr. John Key made active contributions to the China-New Zealand relations when serving as Prime Minister. It is hoped that you will continue to help enhance the friendship between the two peoples.
John Key warmly congratulated on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, saying that the Chinese side's grand celebrations have been impressive. China's development is an opportunity for the world. History will eventually prove President Xi Jinping's sagacity and outstanding leadership. It is believed the Belt and Road Initiative put forward by President Xi Jinping will surely be a success. He said, I am willing to continue to play an active role in promoting the understanding and cooperation between the two countries.
Wang Yi was present.