Morrison and Jacinda demand probe into corona origin, forgetting differences against China
WELLINGTON : The leaders of Australia and New Zealand, forgetting their differences against China, have called for more investigations into the origin of the corona virus. The leaders of the two countries met face-to-face on Monday, a year later.
Morrison and Jacinda, meanwhile, hinted at an Australian-born man being held captive in New Zealand for killing a large number of people.
The Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison met with the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern in Queenstown. Morrison is the first senior leader to visit New Zealand since the two countries closed their borders last year due to the corona virus. In recent years, Australia has taken a hard line against China. Tensions have risen between the two countries.
Morrison and Ardern think alike
New Zealand sometimes adopts a more diplomatic approach and some people find it too lenient. Morrison said he and Ardern have the same thinking. Morrison added that Australia and New Zealand are trading nations.
“None of us trades in our sovereignty or values,” he said. We stand united in defending and defending these values. We have similar views not only in Gallipoli but also in Afghanistan and many other parts of the world.
Arden said New Zealand has a strong and principled approach to human rights and trade with China. The idea is a lot like Australia. “Australia,” he said. New Zealand is committed to sharing intelligence with the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.
Hope to continue the investigation
Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry in Beijing, said the two leaders had made “irresponsible remarks” about China’s internal affairs over Hong Kong, Xinjiang and the South China Sea. Which China considers its territory.
Wang told a daily news conference that the two leaders were guilty of “grave violations of the fundamental rules of international law and of interfering in China’s internal affairs.”
“We hope the WHO will continue to investigate the origin of the epidemic,” Morrison and Jacinda said. The two leaders also hinted that Brenton Tarant, an Australian national who had killed 51 worshipers at Christchurch mosques in New Zealand, would continue to serve life in New Zealand without parole.