China, region seek to strengthen relations
Relations between China and the region are expected to be strengthened, following a two-day meeting of foreign ministers and representatives from the Asian country and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell is attending the forum, which concludes today in Beijing.
China's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang, says the inaugural Ministerial Meeting of the China-CELAC Forum, is an important event in the relations between China and Latin America and the Caribbean.
He says the regions enjoy mutually beneficial cooperation in resources and energy development, infrastructure, finance, agriculture, manufacturing, high technology and other sectors.
The Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister says the regions should now tap into respective strengths in a bid to strengthen relations even further.
In January 2014, the Special Declaration on the Establishment of the China-CELAC Forum was adopted by CELAC at its summit in Cuba.
It demonstrates the shared desire of the Latin American and Caribbean countries to boost cooperation with China, and lays a good foundation for establishing the China-CELAC Forum.
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