Beijing, 18 April 2023 (TDI): Today, the State Councillor and Foreign Minister of China Qin Gang met with Uruguay’s Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo Bonasso to take the China-Uruguay strategic relationship to the next level.

Since this year marks the 35th anniversary of establishing their diplomatic relations, both sides reaffirmed their commitment to work together and firm support for each other.

During the meeting, Foreign Minister Qin stated that both sides should further strengthen their political trust and support for each other in order to resolve issues related to their core interests. He emphasized that such efforts from both sides are critical in further strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries.

On Uruguay’s part, Bustillo stated that Uruguay places significant importance on its bilateral ties with China. Then he looked forward to promoting cooperation in major fields that benefit the core interests of both sides, such as the economy, trade, investment, and other relevant fields.

Bustillo also appreciated China’s contribution as a constructive member of the international community, paying attention to its significant proposals such as the Global Development Initiative (GDI), the Global Security Initiative (GSI), and the Global Civilization Initiative (GCI).

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He praised China’s work as a major contribution towards peace and human development, telling Qin that Uruguay would be glad to play a positive role with China and promote Latin America-China relations that complement the new era.

Furthermore, the Chinese Foreign Minister and other high-authority officials have been paying visits to different regions with the aim of promoting peaceful diplomacy and issuing their position to resolve long-standing conflicts.

For instance, China proposed a 6-point initiative to prevent a massive humanitarian crisis in Ukraine-Russia. In addition, China recently released an 11-point statement on the Afghanistan question, outlining its support for moderate governance and reconstruction of Afghanistan.

This highlights China’s support for plans and measures that contribute to political solutions rather than geopolitical games.