Luo Zhaohui, chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), met with Clare Fearnley, New Zealand's ambassador to China, on July 29.
Luo said that currently the unprecedented changes and the pandemic unseen in a century are intertwined, and traditional and non-traditional security issues are overlapping, which should be handled through joint efforts by the international community.
China and New Zealand are important partners to one other with their bilateral relations continuing to develop and positive progress made in joint trilateral cooperation with the South Pacific island countries, said Luo.
China is willing to take the 50th anniversary of China-New Zealand diplomatic relations in the next year as an opportunity to strengthen exchanges and dialogue in the field of international development and continue to promote trilateral cooperation for the benefit of countries and people in the region.
Fearnley introduced the international development cooperation of New Zealand, and expressed the country's willingness to further strengthen exchanges with CIDCA, enhance mutual understanding, and explore joint support to countries in the South Pacific region in fields such as pandemic prevention and control, climate change, and promoting post-pandemic economic and social recovery and sustainable development.