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Dec 22, 2022 07:27 PM
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China, Australia Pledge to Refresh Soured Relations

Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his counterpart Penny Wong in Beijing on Wednesday, the first visit by an Australian foreign minister to China since 2018. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China
Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his counterpart Penny Wong in Beijing on Wednesday, the first visit by an Australian foreign minister to China since 2018. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China

China and Australia have agreed to maintain high-level contact and resume dialogue on a range of areas, including trade and economic issues, in the latest sign that years of tension between the two countries is thawing.

The agreement was reached on Wednesday, when Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his counterpart Penny Wong in Beijing, the first visit by an Australian foreign minister to China since 2018, which coincided with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of official diplomatic ties between the nations.

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