Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi on Thursday met with visiting Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, pledging more cooperation.

China-Australia ties are developing soundly and both countries are committed to their comprehensive strategic partnership, Yang said.

He said he hopes the two sides can implement the consensus reached by their leaders, maintain the frequency of high-level visits and cooperate more in trade, technology and education.

China and Australia should give full play to their advantages to make sure their development initiatives and strategies are integrated, according to Yang.

China is ready to communicate more with Australia on international and regional issues, as well as on preparing for the G20 summit, which is to be held in September in the Chinese city of Hangzhou.

Bishop said Australia and China have huge potential in trade and people-to-people exchanges.

Australia is willing to cooperate more with China in tourism, education, judiciary and anti-terrorism, she added.

Feb. 2, 2016 on XinhuaNet

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