Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan said in Beijing Monday that China hopes
to enhance relations with the Latin American and Caribbean
countries to achieve common development.
"China values relations with the Latin American and Caribbean
nations and hopes to deepen political trust, economic cooperation
and cultural exchanges to ensure the stable development of
bilateral friendly cooperation for mutual benefit and common
development," Zeng said at talks with Executive Secretary Jose Luis
Machinea of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and
He said China and the Latin American and Caribbean nations, as
developing countries, enjoy broad common interests in many key
international issues and are complementary in economy.
He said the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and
Caribbean has played an important role in promoting economic
cooperation between Latin American and Caribbean nations and
He said China hopes to improve exchanges with the UN body to
boost the all-round development of relations between China and the
Latin American and Caribbean countries.
(Xinhua News Agency April 25, 2006)