On March 7th local time, HE Ambassador Wang Xiaolong paid a call on Hon Mark Brown, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Cook Islands, to exchange views on the China- Cook Islands relations.
In the conversation, Ambassador Wang conveys to the Hon Brown the warm regards of HE Mr Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and President of People’s Republic of China, HE Mr Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of PRC, and HE Mr Wang Yi，State Councilor and Foreign Minister of PRC.
Feeling honored and privileged to be appointed Ambassador to the Cook Islands, a beautiful and friendly country at the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and the Cook Islands, Ambassador Wang looks forward to working with the counterparts of the Cook Islands to grasp the historical opportunities to deepen the practical cooperation, deliver the important consensus of the leadership of both sides, and add substance to the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership featuring mutual respect and common development.
Hon Brown welcomes Ambassador Wang to assume his new posting and requests Ambassador Wang to reciprocate his best wishes to the Chinese leadership. He acknowledges the great progress of the bilateral relations, appreciates China’s long term support and assistance to the socio-economic development of the Cook Islands, especially the selfless support to the Pacific Island countries, including the Cook Islands, since the outbreak of the COVID-19. Hon Brown expects to promote the China-Cook Islands relations together with China for greater progress.
The two sides also exchange views on celebrating the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties, deepening practical cooperation in various areas and promoting post-COVID economic recovery, among others. Both regard the 25th anniversary as an opportune time to recollect and prospect, and open up new horizons of the China-Cook Islands Comprehensive Strategic Partnership featuring mutual respect and common development.