Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on June 6, 2018
At the invitation of President of the Senate of the Republic of the Congo Pierre Ngolo, the government of Uganda, and Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya Justin Muturi, Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Wang Yang will pay official goodwill visits to the afore-mentioned three countries from June 11 to 20.
Q: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on June 4 that the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) must make the necessary arrangements to reach 190,000 SWU within the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and start other preparations on June 5 in accordance with the orders of President Hassan Rouhani. On the same day, the Spokesperson of the AEOI said that Iran will send a letter to the IAEA to announce that the process of increasing the UF6 (uranium hexafluoride) production capacity will start on June 5. What is your comment?
A: I have noted relevant reports. Under the current circumstances, China hopes that all relevant parties could bear in mind the long-term and overall picture, continue to safeguard and implement the JCPOA, and fulfill the JCPOA obligations in a comprehensive and balanced way. This will help uphold the international nuclear non-proliferation regime and peace and stability in the Middle East and serve the common interests of the international community.
Q: First, is China considering inviting the Foreign Minister or Prime Minister of Australia to visit China in the coming days? Second, Australia's wine producers are urging their government's senior officials to visit China, specifically their Prime Minister. They hope that a visit by the Prime Minister could solve the problem of their wine being held up at Chinese customs. Can you give us more information? Why are the Australian wine being held up at the customs?