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Xi Jinping meets with Colombian President & New Zealand PM

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11-18-2015 14:25 BJT

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with the President of Colombia and the Prime Minister of New Zealand at the APEC leaders' meeting in Manila. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Colombia

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos in Manila, the Philippines, Nov. 18, 2015. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

During the meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Xi Jinping said that China hoped to boost bilateral ties, taking the opportunity of the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Xi also said that both sides should make best use of complementary advantages and promote cooperation in the areas of finance, infrastructure construction, alternative energy and agriculture. He said that China welcomes new developments in Colombia's peace precess. Santos said China is one of Colombia's important trade partners, and hoped to enhance closer economic ties with China.

President Xi Jinping also met with the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key. Xi said that the two countries had made fruitful achievements in cooperation on finance, culture, judicial enforcement and defense. Closer China-New Zealand ties serve the common interests of the two countries and benefit the stability and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region. 

Xi Jinping also said the two sides should strengthen cooperation in Antarctic affairs. Key welcomed more Chinese investments and said the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is in the interest of New Zealand and the whole region.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with New Zealand

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key in Manila, the Philippines, Nov. 18, 2015. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

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