Australian Foreign Minister Huang Yingxian visited Beijing on Tuesday, and relations between the two countries have warmed up
(Morning News) Australian Prime Minister Albanese announced on Monday (December 19) that Foreign Minister Huang Yingxian will visit Beijing on Tuesday (20th), in a sign of the warming of diplomatic relations between Beijing and Canberra.
Reuters reported that Albanese said Huang Yingxian was visiting at the invitation of the Chinese government.
Huang Yingxian will meet with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and hold the sixth Australia-China Diplomatic and Strategic Dialogue with Wang Yi on Wednesday (21st). This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Australia and China.
"Australia seeks a stable relationship with China; we will do everything in our power to cooperate with China, stand our ground when we disagree, and engage with China based on national interests," Mr. Albanese said in a statement.
China is Australia's largest trading partner, but relations between the two countries have hit rock bottom in recent years due to trade disputes and the traceability of coronary diseases. Mr. Albanese, from the Labor Party, began trying to mend relations with China after defeating former Prime Minister Scott Morrison to form a new government.