Xi: China, Argentina need to work for constant progress in their comprehensive strategic partnership
China and Argentina, as major developing countries and emerging economies, need to take a strategic perspective in drawing up the blueprint for the growth of relations and work for constant progress in their comprehensive strategic partnership, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.
Speaking at the meeting with Argentine President Alberto Fernández in Bali, Indonesia, Xi stressed China is ready to enhance exchanges in governance experience with Argentina.
China and Argentina support each other in pursuing a development path that meets their national conditions, the people's expectations and the needs of the times, Xi said, adding that they also support each other in upholding sovereignty, security and development interests.
The two sides need to collaborate on culture, media, education, sports, youth and at subnational levels, speed up high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, while deepening and expanding cooperation in agriculture, energy, infrastructure, space and other fields, Xi said.
China is ready to import more quality products from Argentina, he said.
Xi pointed out that China stands ready to work with Argentina to build up the China-CELAC Forum and deepen the China-LAC relationship for a new era characterized by equality, mutual benefit, innovation, openness, and benefits for the people.
China will maintain close collaboration with Argentina at the G20 and other multilateral fora to uphold true multilateralism, implement the Global Development Initiative and the Global Security Initiative, and jointly build a community with a shared future for mankind, he said.
For his part, President Fernández said Argentina has every expectation of further deepening the Argentina-China comprehensive strategic partnership.
Argentina will always extend to China friendship and fraternity and support China in safeguarding sovereignty and territorial integrity, Fernández said.
Argentina hopes to advance cooperation with China in such areas as trade and finance, promote the Belt and Road cooperation and build an Argentina-China community with a shared future, he said.
The country will enhance coordination and cooperation with China under the BRICS and other multilateral frameworks, and will actively promote the development of the LAC-China relationship, he added.