Hon Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA

Hon Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA

Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

    Treasurer to visit China to strengthen relationship

    19/10/2018 2:00 PM
    • Treasurer to visit China and meet with key government, trading and investment stakeholders
    • Trip to bolster WA's strong, stable and prosperous relationship with China
    • Exports to China worth $61.5 billion to the WA economy last financial year 

    Treasurer Ben Wyatt will visit China next week for a series of meetings focused on ensuring that Western Australia's long, respectful and prosperous relationship stays strong.


    Given the current tensions in global trade, the Treasurer will use the Parliamentary break to meet with Chinese representatives of Government and business in his first trip to China since taking office.


    During the visit, the Treasurer will meet with the heads of State-owned enterprises and top private investors, as well as other key organisations such as the Chinese Government's National Development and Reform Commission, the Bank of China and BaoWu Steel.


    The trip follows successful visits by Premier Mark McGowan.


    Comments attributed to Treasurer Ben Wyatt: 


    "Our relationship with China has been one of the real drivers of WA economic success. This has been recognised by successive WA Governments, and the McGowan Government sees it as vital that it continues.


    "I want China to know that they have a friend in WA and that we are keen to maintain the relationship between China and our State.


    "Given their status as our number one trading partner and the fact that last year they bought more than $49 billion worth of WA iron ore, I want China to know that they can count on the stable partnership with WA."


    Treasurer's office - 6552 5900