18 Aug 2013

McCully's China visit to discuss meat, dairy issues

5:11 pm on 18 August 2013

Foreign Affairs minister Murray McCully's visit to China this week will include meetings with officials to discuss recent meat and dairy issues.

The minister will travel to China, Mongolia and Hong Kong for a series of bilateral meetings.

In China, Mr McCully will meet his counterpart, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and State Councillor Yang Jiechi to discuss a wide range of issues.

He says New Zealand's relationship with China is much broader than trade, and other issues will be discussed including China's role in the Pacific, where it is an increasingly important player.

In his first trip to Mongolia, Mr McCully will discuss possible cooperation in agriculture and education.

In Hong Kong, he will meet government representatives and members of the business community.