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Wang Yi: Translate China-CELAC Overall Cooperation into Well-being of the People at an Early Date
2015/01/09

On January 9, 2015, when delivering the conclusion speech and meeting the press after the closing ceremony of the first ministerial meeting of the Forum between China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that this meeting scored fruitful results and the Chinese side is willing to join efforts with the Latin American side to earnestly implement all the results.

Wang Yi noted that three important documents including the Beijing Declaration of the First Ministerial Meeting of China-CELAC Forum, the 2015-2019 Cooperation Plan for China and Latin American and Caribbean States and the Mechanism and Operation Rules of the China-CELAC Forum were approved at the meeting, which constitute the policy basis, action guidance, and mechanism guarantees of the China-CELAC Forum. Among the documents, the Beijing Declaration of the First Ministerial Meeting of China-CELAC Forum defined the overall direction and guiding principle for the Forum construction and overall cooperation, the Mechanism and Operation Rules of the China-CELAC Forum clarified the coordination mechanisms and operation approaches, and the 2015-2019 Cooperation Plan for China and Latin American and Caribbean States defined the 13 key fields and relevant measures for China-CELAC cooperation in the next five years covering politics, security, trade, investment, finance, infrastructure, energy, resources, industry, agriculture, science, technology, innovation, people-to-people and cultural exchanges and all other fields. A package of financing arrangements announced by President Xi Jinping last year has been or is being substantively implemented. China will also make joint efforts with the CELAC to earnestly implement the major initiative of expanding people-to-people and cultural exchanges, ensure the success of the sub-forums between agricultural ministers, young statesmen, local governments and think tanks and the China-LAC Business Summit, and actively discuss on the establishment of a new batch of sub-forums in infrastructure, energy, mining, economy, industry, scientific and technological innovation, social policies and other fields. China and the CELAC pledged together to actively implement the results of this meeting, advance the construction of the China-CELAC Forum for an early harvest and translate the China-CELAC overall cooperation into the well-being of the two peoples at an early date.

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