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Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia Attend China-Australia CEO Roundtable Meeting

On November 17 local time, President Xi Jinping, together with Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia, attended the fourth China-Australia CEO Roundtable Meeting in Canberra.

Xi Jinping noted in his speech that economic and trade cooperation serves as the ballast and propeller for China-Australia relations and the business circles are important force driving the friendly cooperation between China and Australia. Prime Minister Tony Abbott and I agreed to uplift the China-Australia relationship to comprehensive strategic partnership, concluded the negotiations on China-Australia free trade agreement substantively, and signed cooperation documents including framework agreement on enhancing investment cooperation, providing the in-depth economic and trade cooperation with a more solid and broader bilateral framework. It is hoped that entrepreneurs of the two countries could seize cooperation opportunity from the overall development trend of China-Australia relations, tap cooperation potentials from the strategies of two nations' macro-development, expand cooperation space from the new growth points of the bilateral practical cooperation, and hold a comprehensive concept of social responsibility, so as to better benefit the two peoples. It is hoped that the business circles of the two countries would compose a new and more glorious chapter in China-Australia economic and trade cooperation.

Tony Abbott expressed that the Australian government welcomes and supports Chinese investment and will spare no effort to create a favorable environment for Chinese enterprises.

On the same day, Xi Jinping and Tony Abbott together attended the opening ceremony of Beijing Garden in Canberra, China Culture Center in Sydney and the "China Library" of the Library for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others attended the above-mentioned events.

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