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DAVOS, Switzerland -- "Economic globalization represents an inevitable trend of history given the enormous potential that derives from harnessing the comparative advantages of countries and enhancing economic connectivity." said Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan in a special address at the 2019 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.

China's interests and future are closely linked to those of the world, and it wishes to work with all countries for common development and a community with a shared future for mankind, he said.

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CAIRO -- "The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) helps boost mutual trade between Egypt and other African states, because Mombasa and Djibouti ports developed by China have become very important for international trade and they both have direct links with Egypt's Suez Canal," said Hisham el-Zimaity, secretary general of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, in a recent interview with Xinhua.

The Egyptian ex-diplomat said that his country is a focal point in the BRI as Egypt's vital Suez Canal is a central waterway for world trade, and the development of the Suez Canal Economic Zone through the upgrade of several ports and the establishment of key infrastructure projects highlights it on the BRI map.

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UNITED NATIONS -- "The secretary-general welcomes the recent announcement by the emir of Qatar to allocate 50 million dollars to support Syrian refugees and displaced persons in the Middle East affected by the recent severe weather in the region," said UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq in a statement on thursday.

He added that Guterres is grateful to the emir and the people of Qatar for their generosity.

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CARACAS/WASHINGTON -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday he will close the country's embassy and consulates in the United States, a day after severing "diplomatic and political" ties with Washington.

Venezuela's diplomatic personnel will return as soon as Saturday, he said.

"They will land on Saturday. We are going to give them a welcome ceremony," said Maduro. Enditem

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