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Nov 06, 2018 10:52 AM
POLITICS & LAW

Australia Foreign Minister to Visit China, First Ministerial Visit in 18 Months

Australia Foreign Minister Marise Payne. Photo: Dan Himbrechts
Australia Foreign Minister Marise Payne. Photo: Dan Himbrechts

(AFR) — Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne will meet her Chinese counterpart in Beijing on Thursday in the latest sign of a thaw in Australia’s relationship with its biggest trading partner.

Payne will visit China from Wednesday to Friday this week for a formal strategic dialogue between the two countries.

It will be the first time an Australian foreign minister has visited China since a frosty meeting between Payne’s predecessor Julie Bishop and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi in February 2016.

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