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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (Jacinda Ardern) today (31), on the eve of a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, emphasized that Australia is New Zealand’s “closest family”.Picture: Jacinda Ardern Facebook

Australia Channel Nine News Network (Nine Network) broadcasted a news program “60 Minutes” yesterday evening (30), criticizing New Zealand for abandoning its ally Australia for the benefit of China, and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today (31) On the eve of a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, it was emphasized that Australia is the “closest family member” of New Zealand.

“60 Minutes” reporter Tom Steinfort mentioned in the program that in March this year, 14 European countries and the United States jointly issued a statement of condemnation against the Chinese government’s human rights issues in Xinjiang and Hong Kong; Among the security intelligence sharing network composed of Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, only New Zealand did not participate. Steinford believes that the divergence between New Zealand and Australia on China’s position has aroused international public opinion.

According to a report by the British “Guardian” on the 30th, this is the first meeting between Morrison and Arden since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic (COVID-19). Both emphasized the importance of bilateral relations.

Arden said that New Zealand and Australia will not always agree. As two sovereign countries, we often view and deal with issues in different ways, but our relationship with Australia is the closest and most important. In this difficult time , This relationship is more obvious than ever.

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Arden explained that New Zealand and Australia have their own foreign affairs independently; when the two countries face China issues, most of the time they are in the same step, and seldom they are at odds. She believes that the reason why public opinion is concerned about New Zealand’s different positions facing China and Australia is actually “the perception shaped by the Australian media”, rather than a real story.

Morrison also emphasized the “common prosperity” of the two countries yesterday. This is what the closer economic relationship has always meant.

The talks between the leaders of New Zealand and Australia are expected to discuss the two countries’ divergent China policies. In recent months, China’s restrictions on Australia’s imports of barley, wine, beef and other commodities have caused tensions between China and Australia. With a tough attitude, the Australian media questioned whether New Zealand has abandoned its traditional ally Australia because of China’s interests. On the eve of the talks, Arden accepted a TV interview, denying silence on China’s issues for the sake of profit, and stressing that Australia is New Zealand’s “closest”. “Family”, what the outcome of this meeting is, has attracted much attention.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (Jacinda Ardern) today (31), on the eve of a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, emphasized that Australia is New Zealand’s “closest family”.

In recent months, China’s restrictions on Australia’s imports of barley, wine, beef and other commodities have caused tensions between China and Australia. Tough attitude

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