September 25, 2022 23:17 GMT
A meeting between the Australia and China Foreign Ministers late last week, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, appears to have made forward progress in terms of easing tensions between the two countries.
- China's Foreign Ministry stated after the meeting that it was willing to work with Australia to resolve the differences between the two countries. China wants to promote a healthy and stable development of bilateral relations the Foreign Ministry added.
- From Australia's side, on the trade front, the country is looking for China tariffs lifted across a number of products, including coal and agricultural commodities.
- This was the second meeting between the two foreign ministers since the new Australian government took office in May of this year. Relations had soured under the previous Morrison Government’s term.