|President Xi Jinping Meets with Chilean President Gabriel Boric|
On the afternoon of 18 November local time, President Xi Jinping met with President Gabriel Boric of Chile in Bangkok.
President Xi noted that Chile was the first Latin American country to establish diplomatic relations with China. For more than half a century, the China-Chile relationship has been a pioneer in China’s relations with Latin American and Caribbean countries, setting a prime example for win-win cooperation between developing countries. This relationship should be all the more cherished. The two sides need to render each other continued and firm support, and mutually respect the development path chosen by their people. China is ready to work with Chile to promote the sustained development of China-Chile comprehensive strategic partnership.
President Xi underscored China’s readiness to step up the friendly interactions with Chile at all levels, increase exchanges on governance experience, further align development strategies, pursue high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, deepen practical cooperation in economic, trade, investment, agricultural and other areas, and explore new prospects of cooperation on public health, clean energy and digital economy. The two sides need to strengthen coordination in multilateral institutions such as the United Nations and the APEC, promote the common values of humanity, uphold true multilateralism, and work to build a community with a shared future in the Asia-Pacific and for mankind.
President Boric applauded the remarkable achievements that China has made under the leadership of President Xi Jinping. China has lifted nearly a hundred million people out of poverty, and set a fine example for developing countries. Chile firmly upholds the one-China policy, and hopes to learn from China’s governance experience and deepen cooperation with China in such fields as infrastructure, poverty reduction and digital economy. The Chilean side welcomes more Chinese companies to invest and seek cooperation in Chile, and supports China’s bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) as well as the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA). Chile follows an independent foreign policy, and stands ready to increase exchanges with the Chinese side for an even better understanding of China.
Ding Xuexiang, Wang Yi and He Lifeng were present at the meeting.