China News Service, Beijing, May 29. On May 29, local time, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a video meeting in Fiji with Niue Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Tagraji.

  Wang Yi appreciated Taglargi's active commitment to China-New Zealand friendship, and said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and New Zealand, the two sides have always respected and supported each other, and bilateral relations have developed smoothly.

The two sides have established a comprehensive strategic partnership and signed a cooperation document on the joint construction of the "Belt and Road". China has become Niue's second largest trading partner, and practical cooperation has covered a wide range of fields, making positive contributions to Niue's economic and social development and improvement of people's livelihood.

China and New Zealand have supported and helped each other in the fight against the epidemic, and the friendship has been further sublimated.

  Wang Yi said that China supports New Zealand in taking a development path that suits its own national conditions, and will strengthen policy communication with New Zealand, jointly build the "Belt and Road" with high quality, promote infrastructure, radio and television, and local cooperation, and expand blue economy and biopharmaceuticals. Cooperation to help New Zealand improve its sustainable development capabilities.

China encourages Chinese-funded enterprises to invest in New Zealand, and welcomes New Zealand to actively participate in the China International Import Expo and promote New Zealand's high-quality and characteristic products.

  Taglargi expressed his sincere gratitude to China for its selfless help and strong support for New Zealand's independent development and improvement of people's livelihood.

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and China, the two sides have carried out effective cooperation on the basis of mutual respect and mutual benefit.

New Zealand cherishes the friendly relations between New Zealand and China and the close friendship between the two peoples, firmly adheres to the one-China policy, and looks forward to deepening cooperation with China in various fields to jointly promote peaceful development and prosperity.

  The two sides exchanged views on the overall cooperation between China and the Pacific Island countries, and agreed to jointly promote the success of the second China-Pacific Island Foreign Ministers' Meeting.

Wang Yi said that China has always carried out cooperation with Pacific island countries with an open attitude. We respect the traditional ties between island countries and other countries in the region, and are willing to further deepen friendship and cooperation on the basis of mutual consensus.

Mr. Prime Minister once said that China brings opportunities to island countries, not challenges.

China is a country committed to peaceful development and is willing to make contributions to the peaceful development and prosperity of mankind.

For half a century, China has always provided support and assistance according to the needs of the island countries.

The 21st century is the century of developing countries. Small and medium-sized countries also have the right to develop, and the people of island countries also have the right to live a happy life.

China is a reliable and long-term cooperative partner of the island countries in the development process, and is willing to build cooperation consensus with all parties, improve the level of cooperation, and form greater synergy to help the island countries achieve better development.

  Taglaji said that China's support is crucial to the development of the island countries, and he is willing to continue in the spirit of mutual respect, so that bilateral cooperation can form a useful complement to the existing planning, and jointly promote the development and prosperity of the South Pacific region.

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