Chinese President Meets NZ Prime Minister

Chinese President Jiang Zemin said in Shanghai Friday that China is willing to make joint efforts with New Zealand in promoting the steady and sound development of the two countries' relations of cooperation in an all-round way.

The Chinese government has always attached importance to its relations with New Zealand, Jiang told New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Elizabeth Clark, who is here to attend the Ninth Economic Leaders Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), due to open in Shanghai Saturday.

Jiang expressed hope that this year's Economic Leaders Meeting, with the concerted efforts from all member economies, will make due contributions to the world economic development.

Clark recalled her meeting with Jiang during her China visit in April, which she said left a deep impression on her.

Clark said she had read Jiang's speech at the APEC CEO Summit Thursday, in which Jiang stressed the importance of launching a new round of World Trade Organization (WTO) talks.

The prime minister said she was glad that China can join the WTO before the start of the new round of WTO talks.

She said that China has made good preparations for APEC meetings. She said she was confident Chese meetings will achieve positive results.

(Xinhua News Agency 10/19/2001)

  Chinese Version

Organizing Committee
Schedule and Activities
Photo Gallery

Brief History
Organizational Structure
Documents & Publications
China's Involvement in APEC
Role of China in APEC
APEC Study Centers in China
 APEC CEO Summit 2001
 Youth Forum
 APEC Information Center
 Canada-APEC 2001
 APEC 2000
Copyright China Internet Information Center
E-mail: Tel: 86-10-68326688