City seeks to expand cooperation in trade, tourism and fishery with Papua New Guinea

Shanghai Party Secretary Li Qiang met Peter O-Neill, prime minister of Independent State of Papua New Guinea, and his delegation on June 23.


Shanghai Party Secretary Li Qiang met Peter O-Neill, prime minister of Independent State of Papua New Guinea, and his delegation on June 23.

Li welcomed his guests and said Papua New Guinea is China’s good friend and partner in the Pacific Island region. The two countries formed strategic partnership in 2014 and their bi-lateral relations have been on the rise ever since. And the prime minister’s current visit can help the two countries deepen their relations and benefit the people of both countries.

As China’s biggest economic center, Shanghai is working hard to build itself into an international economic, financial, shipping, and a technology and innovation center, as well as an internationally influential metropolis.

Shanghai has engaged in more extensive cooperation with Papua New Guinea in various industries, and the two sides have complementary economic structures. The city hopes to increase the personnel exchanges and strengthen the cooperation in trade, tourism, fishery, and cultural industries with Papua New Guinea.

This November, Shanghai will host the China International Import Expo and the city welcomes Papua New Guinea to participate in the expo and promote their quality products and share business opportunities.

O-Neill said Papua New Guinea has been keen to strengthen the strategic partnership with China. 

Shanghai is a well-known city in Papua New Guinea and the country hopes to strengthen the cooperation with Shanghai in tourism, finance, investment, and fishery, as well as learning from Shanghai’s experience in opening-up and reforms.

Xue Bing, China’s ambassador in Papua New Guinea, Zhuge Yujie, secretary-general of the CPC Shanghai Committee, and Peng Chenlei, vice mayor of Shanghai, also attended the meeting.

Shanghai Party Secretary Li Qiang meets Peter O-Neill, prime minister of Independent State of Papua New Guinea.



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