Xi stresses to strengthen ties with Latin America

BEIJING: President Xi Jinping has reiterated China’s commitment to to strengthen its partnership with Latin American and Caribbean countries, saying the nation stands ready to work with them to promote global peace and development and advance the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.
Xi made the remarks in a video speech delivered at the seventh Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States,which was held on Tuesday in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.
He was invited to address the summit by President Alberto Fernandez of Argentina, which holds the rotating presidency of the regional body — a multilateral group of 33 countries from across the Western Hemisphere not including Canada and the United States.
Xi said that Latin American and Caribbean countries are important members of the developing world that take an active part in global governance and make important contributions to it.
The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States has grown to be an indispensable force bolstering global South-South cooperation,and it has played an important role in safeguarding regional peace, promoting common development and advancing regional integration, he said.
Xi reaffirmed China’s support for the regional integration process of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as its commitment to developing relations with the regional organization. He said that the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States is China’s key partner in enhancing solidarity among developing countries and furthering South-South cooperation.
“That is why China has been working with Latin American and the Caribbean countries to steadily strengthen the Forum of China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and take their relationship into a new era characterized by equality, mutual benefit,innovation, openness and benefits for the people,” Xi said.
An increasing number of countries in the region have engaged in high-quality cooperation with China on the Belt and Road Initiative, and have supported and participated in the Global Development Initiative and the Global Security Initiative, he added.
–The Daily Mail-China Daily news exchange item