China is willing to make joint efforts with Australia for an
all-round mutually-beneficial relations of cooperation, said
Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing Wednesday.
At a meeting with Australian Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile,
Wen said China and Australia have carried out productive
cooperation in various areas in recent years, with bilateral ties
becoming closer and closer.
As important countries in the Asia-Pacific region, China and
Australia share various common interests and enjoy broad prospects
of cooperation, Wen told Vaile, who is also leader of the
Australian National Party.
China is ready to join hands with Australia on developing
all-round cooperative relations and on safeguarding regional peace
and security, Wen said.
He also pledged the Australian National Party to make continued
contribution to bilateral ties.
Agreeing upon Wen's remarks, Vaile said it is the consistent
policy of the government and all major parties of Australia to
stick to the one-China policy.
The Australian National Party will work to enhance the goodwill
exchanges with the Communist Party of China (CPC) and help deepen
the Australia-China mutually-beneficial cooperation, said
Vaile is visiting China as guest of the International Department
of the CPC Central Committee.
(Xinhua News Agency December 21, 2006)