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Xi Jinping Delivers a Video Speech to the Third Ministerial Meeting of China-CELAC Forum

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On December 3, 2021, President Xi Jinping addressed the third Ministerial Meeting of the Forum of China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (China-CELAC Forum) via video link.

Xi Jinping pointed out that in the past seven years since the establishment of the China-CELAC Forum, both sides have acted on the forum's founding purpose of strengthening solidarity and cooperation and advancing South-South cooperation, turned it into a major platform for pursuing mutual benefit, and taken the China-CELAC relations into a new era featuring equality, mutual benefit, innovation, openness, and benefits for the people.

Xi Jinping stressed that the world today has entered a new period of turbulent changes, and both China and CELAC are facing new epoch tasks to promote post-pandemic recovery and strive for people's happiness. China welcomes CELAC to actively participate in the Global Development Initiative, and work with China to overcome difficulties, create opportunities, and jointly build a community with a shared future for global development.

Xi Jinping stressed that history tells us that peaceful development, fairness and justice, and win-win cooperation are the right paths for mankind. Both China and CELAC are developing countries and are comprehensive cooperative partners with equality, mutual benefit and common development. The common dream of independence, development and revitalization unites us closely. Let us jointly draw up a blueprint for China-CELAC relations, add momentum to China-CELAC cooperation, and make new contributions to enhancing the well-being of the two peoples and the cause of human progress.