First report | Guided by the Head of state, China and Latin America played a song of shared destiny

Mexico City, February 13 (Xinhua) –“Old friends, old wine.”Chinese President Xi Jinping quoted this Latin American proverb in his important speech at the Mexican Senate on June 5, 2013, which resonates well.A good friendship is like old tequila.In the Spring of the Year of Yin and Tiger, the Beijing Winter Olympic Games attracted worldwide attention.China and Latin American countries Mexico and Argentina will mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties on February 14 and 19 respectively. The two sides issued a joint statement to deepen comprehensive strategic partnership during Ecuadorian President’s visit to China.Under the guidance of the heads of state diplomacy, China-LATIN America cooperation has witnessed a steady stream of good news and happy events, adding more touching notes to the chorus of China and Latin America sharing a shared future.In the face of the pandemic, China and Mexico have stood together and helped each other, setting an example of international solidarity in the fight against COVID-19.On September 18, 2021, at the invitation of Mexico, the rotating chair of THE Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), President Xi Jinping delivered a video message to the sixth CELAC Summit, saying that In the face of the sudden OUTBREAK of COVID-19, China and CELAC have helped each other and carried out all-round cooperation against the epidemic.China will continue to provide assistance within its capacity to Latin American and Caribbean countries to help them defeat the epidemic at an early date and resume economic and social development.The first batch of medical supplies purchased by the Mexican federal government from China arrived in Mexico City by air on April 7, 2020.China and Mexico have joined forces to fight the epidemic and brought each other closer.In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, when there was a global shortage of medical supplies, China overcame its own difficulties and provided anti-epidemic supplies to Mexico through the “air bridge” in a timely manner.Since then, China has actively honored its commitment to make COVID-19 vaccines a global public health product. China has sent batches of COVID-19 vaccines to Mexico, effectively guaranteeing the implementation of Mexico’s national vaccination plan.As Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Ebrard said, this fully demonstrates the great importance China attaches to Mexico-China relations and the profound friendship between the two peoples.The Mexican people will always remember China’s generous help.Carmen, a 74-year-old woman who was the first recipient of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine, holds a greeting in Both Chinese and Western languages in Ecatepec, Mexico, On February 22, 2021.Eugenio Angelano, Mexico’s first ambassador to China, said in an interview with Xinhua News Agency that China has provided strong support to Mexico in anti-epidemic cooperation, writing a new chapter in the development of bilateral relations.Angelano said that the progress of Mexico-China relations is an epitome of China’s diplomatic development.Over the past 50 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties, Mexico and China have continuously enhanced mutual understanding. Bilateral cooperation has been positive, high-quality and extensive, and common interests have been diversified.On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, China and Argentina have made further efforts to synergize their development strategies.President Xi Jinping met with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, who is here to attend the opening ceremony of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, at the Great Hall of the People on Thursday afternoon.China is ready to carry forward the successful experience of bilateral relations over the past 50 years, advance exchanges and cooperation in various fields and open up another brilliant 50 years for china-Afghanistan comprehensive strategic partnership.Photo taken on Jan. 31, 2022 shows an obelisk illuminated in “Chinese red” in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Fernandez said Argentina holds profound friendly feelings towards the Chinese people and is proud of the great achievements made in bilateral cooperation since the establishment of diplomatic ties 50 years ago.He said that Afghanistan will continue to take an active part in belt and Road cooperation, deepen cooperation in trade, agriculture and infrastructure construction and welcome more Chinese enterprises to invest and cooperate in Afghanistan.Argentina is ready to work closely with China within the international multilateral framework, practice multilateralism and play a bigger role in promoting CELAC’s cooperation with China.Aerial photo taken on Aug. 26, 2021 shows the construction site of the Kisai Hydropower project in Argentina.In 2013, a joint venture formed by China Energy Construction Gezhouba Group and Arab enterprises won the bid for the “Kisai” hydropower project.Both sides issued the law of the People’s Republic of China and the republic of Argentina on deepening bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership of the joint statement, and signed “the government of the People’s Republic of China and the government of the republic of Argentina on a common silk road economic zone and the construction of the maritime silk road in the 21st century a memorandum and a series of cooperation documents.Thanks to the “Spring Festival” of the presidents’ diplomacy, The year of China-Latin America cooperation began with a series of happy events.President Xi Jinping on Thursday met with Ecuadorian President Eduardo Lasso, who is here to attend the opening ceremony of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, at the Great Hall of the People. The joint statement on deepening China-Ecuador comprehensive strategic partnership will push china-Ecuador relations into a new stage of development.Xi said the opening of free trade agreement negotiations should be taken as an opportunity to deepen practical cooperation.Lasso said That China is Ecuador’s most important partner.Cooperation with China is crucial to Ecuador’s economic and social development.He stressed that China’s help to Ecuador and other countries has never attached any political strings.The opening ceremony of the 24th Winter Olympic Games was held at the National Stadium in Beijing on The evening of February 4, 2022.This is the Ecuadorian delegation entering the opening ceremony.In accordance with the Joint Statement between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Ecuador on Deepening China-Ecuador Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, the two sides agreed to launch negotiations on a china-Ecuador free trade agreement.After returning to China, Lasso briefed the media on the results of his visit to China, pointing out that China is an important part of the world economy. After the signing of the FREE trade Agreement, more high-quality Ecuadorian prawns, bananas and other products will be exported to China, which will create a large number of jobs for Ecuador and boost its economy.Catalina Barrero, deputy director of the Ecuadorian National Institute of Advanced Studies, said that China’s economy has shown resilience and great potential for economic and trade cooperation in the face of the epidemic, and the signing of a free trade agreement with China will further increase the importance of the Chinese market to The Ecuadorian economy.Visitors pose for photos with Ecuadorian handicrafts at the Shougang Garden of the China International Fair for Trade in Services 2021, Sept. 6, 2021.Friends far and near are close even thousands of miles apart.In the face of changes in the international landscape, China-Latin America relations have entered a new era featuring equality, mutual benefit, innovation, openness and benefit to the people.The friendship between China and Latin America has remained ever stronger and deeply rooted in the hearts of our people.From all-round cooperation on COVID-19 to greater strategic synergy, the ship of a Community with a shared future between China and Latin America and the Caribbean will surely make steady progress and benefit the world.Producer: Zhou Zongmin Mastermind: Chen Zhi, Jiang Yan Supervisor: Feng Junyang, Zhao Kai Mastermind: Xie Peng, Yan Junyan Reporter: Yan Liang, Wu Hao, Zhu Yubo, Kang Wenjun, Wang Zhongyi, Ni Ruijie, Jin Zheng Editing: Wang Pei, Wang Yujue Visual: Jin Zheng Editing: Tang Zhiqiang, Sun Hao, Cheng Rarain, Tian Yu, Chen Shan Photography:Xin Yuewei, Fan Peishen, Yang Lei, Xu Qin, Francisco Canedo (reporter), Martin Sabara (reporter) Xinhua News Agency International Department, Latin America branch jointly produced Xinhua News Agency international Communication platform

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