Xi Telephoned Ecuadorian President Lasso
2021-08-31 18:27

Chinese President Xi Jinping had a telephone conversation with Ecuadorian President Lasso on August 30.


Xi pointed out that since the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia, China and Ecuador have supported each other and helped each other in the same boat, reflecting the deep friendship between the two peoples. China appreciates that Ecuador attaches great importance to developing relations with China. Facing the complicated situation that the changes in the world in the past century and the epidemic situation in the century are intertwined, China and Ecuador, as comprehensive strategic partners, should look at and develop bilateral relations from a strategic and long-term perspective, continue to support each other, coordinate and cooperate, make the traditional friendship between China and Ecuador last forever, and make China-Ecuador relations a benchmark for cooperation among developing countries. China is willing to continue to provide support and assistance to Ecuador in fighting the epidemic, and carry out various forms of anti-epidemic and vaccine cooperation with Ecuador. It is believed that with the joint efforts of both sides, China-Ecuador relations will achieve greater development.


Xi emphasized that Ecuador is an important partner of China in building the "the belt and road initiative", and the cooperation between the two sides in traditional fields such as infrastructure, energy and minerals, and finance has yielded fruitful results. China's economy has entered a new stage of development and will be more open and dynamic, which will bring new opportunities to Ecuador and other countries. China is willing to expand the scale of imports from Ecuador, improve the level of trade and investment liberalization and facilitation between the two sides, foster new growth points such as healthy, digital and green Silk Road, and create more pragmatic cooperation results to better benefit the two peoples. China is willing to strengthen communication and coordination with Ecuador on multilateral affairs, safeguard international fairness and justice and the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries, and promote the building of a community with shared future for mankind.


Lasso said that on behalf of the Ecuadorian government and people, I would like to once again warmly congratulate the CPC on its 100th anniversary and its great achievements in leading the Chinese people to get rid of poverty and fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic. The vaccines provided by China have provided vital support for Ecuador in fighting the epidemic, and the Ecuadorian people are grateful for this and will never forget it. Ecuador opposes politicizing and stigmatizing the epidemic and hopes to continue to deepen vaccine cooperation with China. Ecuador regards China as its most important comprehensive strategic partner and welcomes more Chinese enterprises to invest and cooperate in Ecuador.