Anthony Albanese is en route to the Pacific Islands Forum after executing a comprehensive diplomatic reset with China which includes an agreement to create a new multi-entry visa to facilitate exchanges and closer links between people.
In a joint statement released as Albanese left the country, the governments of Australia and China welcomed “the contribution of people-to-people exchanges to the bilateral relationship, including the increasing exchanges of students, tourists and business people” as well as the resumption of leader-level dialogues suspended for several years.
Albanese’s visit to China began at the weekend with a trade-focused visit to the country’s commercial capital, Shanghai. He then met the leadership in Beijing.
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