Xinhua News Agency, Auckland, New Zealand, May 3 (Reporter Guo Lei and Lu Huaiqian) The 7th New Zealand China Business Summit was held on the 3rd in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city.

The political and business people present at the conference believe that since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic, the economies of the two countries have shown strong resilience and that in the future, efforts should be made to develop new models of bilateral trade.

  New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated at the summit that China is one of New Zealand's most important markets and that the two countries have always maintained a good comprehensive strategic partnership.

During the severe period of the epidemic, the cooperation, trade and dialogue between the governments and peoples of the two countries have never been interrupted.

In the future, the New Zealand government will strengthen dialogue and cooperation with China in bilateral trade and epidemic prevention and control.

  Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand Wu Xi said that at present, China-New Zealand relations generally maintain a good momentum of development.

Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the two sides have supported each other in epidemic prevention and control and economic recovery. Bilateral trade has been generally stable, and some areas have grown against the trend.

The two countries signed the Free Trade Agreement Upgrade Protocol, jointly signed the "Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement," and maintained good coordination and cooperation in international and regional affairs, which fully demonstrated the meaning of a comprehensive strategic partnership.

  Wu Xi pointed out that good political mutual trust is an important prerequisite for China-Singapore cooperation in various fields.

Mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit are important principles for the development of China-New Zealand relations.

Issues such as Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and Taiwan involve China’s sovereignty, security and development interests. We will never allow any external interference. We hope that Singapore will truly respect China’s core interests and major concerns, and work with China to continuously increase mutual trust, deepen cooperation, and properly handle differences. , To promote greater development of the China-New Zealand comprehensive strategic partnership.

  New Zealand’s Minister of Trade Damien O’Connor said that thanks to the demand from the Chinese market, New Zealand’s dairy exports achieved impressive growth last year.

The New Zealand business people present at the meeting are well aware of the importance of the Chinese market, are optimistic about the Chinese market, and are increasing their investment in the Chinese market.

  The summit also invited former New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, Helen Clark and other well-known political and business figures to attend and participate in thematic discussions.

Hundreds of people from the political and business circles of the two countries attended the meeting.