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McCully hosts China's foreign minister

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 9/02/2017

Parliament has been told a dispute with a man who lost millions when live sheep exports were banned poisoned New Zealand's relationship with Saudi Arabia. © Getty Parliament has been told a dispute with a man who lost millions when live sheep exports were banned poisoned New Zealand's relationship with Saudi Arabia. Trade and international cooperation will be on the agenda when Foreign Minister Murray McCully meets in his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Auckland on Friday.

This year marks 45 years of bilateral relations with China and Mr McCully says two-way trade now stands at more than $23 billion.

"Our aim is for this to reach $30b by 2020," he said before the meeting.

"We've grown in education connections and tourism, with 70 direct flights a week between our countries."

The two foreign ministers will discuss international cooperation following New Zealand's term on the UN Security Council, and ways to enhance it.

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