New Zealand Embassy Beijing, China

Visit by Hon Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to Beijing, 4-6 April

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi greets Minister Murray McCully in Beijing, 5 April 2012

Hon Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited Beijing, 4-6 April, as part of a programme of events to celebrate forty years of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and China.

This was the Minister's second visit to China in his role. Mr McCully had extensive discussions with his counterpart, Yang Jiechi, to exchange views on developments in the bilateral relationship, as well as a range of regional and global issues. He also called on Vice Premier Li Keqiang and Wang Jiarui, Head of the International Liaison Department, Communist Party of China - both of whom had visited New Zealand in recent years. Mr McCully gave a lecture at the China Foreign Affairs University on the bilateral relationship in the anniversary year - click here for a copy of the address.

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