Xi hails shared space progress

China is keen to work with Latin American and Caribbean international locations to deepen cooperation in house applications for the pursuits of their peoples, President Xi Jinping mentioned.

He made the comment in a congratulatory letter despatched on Wednesday to the primary China-Latin American and Caribbean States House Cooperation Discussion board.

Xi wrote that the occasion might present a place to begin for China to hitch arms with nations in Latin America and the Caribbean to kind a high-level house cooperation partnership, promote the usage of house expertise to convey extra advantages to the peoples, and proceed to advance the constructing of a shared future.

Noting that this 12 months marks the tenth anniversary of the institution of the China-CELAC (Neighborhood of Latin American and Caribbean States) Discussion board collectively initiated by leaders of each side, Xi mentioned that China and Latin American and Caribbean international locations have seen affluent growth over the previous decade of their cooperation in numerous fields.

Their relations have entered a brand new period that options equality, mutual profit, innovation, openness and prosperity for the folks, the president added.

“I’m pleased to see that China and the Latin American and Caribbean international locations have yielded fruitful ends in house cooperation lately. New progress continues to be made within the fields of remote-sensing satellites, communication satellites and management station networks for deep-space applications. Such developments have performed an essential position in selling scientific and technological analysis, strengthening regional connectivity and bettering folks”s livelihoods,” Xi wrote.

Vice-Premier Zhang Guoqing learn out the president’s letter on Wednesday on the opening ceremony of the two-day discussion board, which is being held in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, and is co-hosted by the China Nationwide House Administration and the Hubei provincial authorities.

Letters from Honduran President Iris Xiomara Castro Sarmiento and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had been additionally learn out by their respective ambassadors to China.

The 2 presidents congratulated the discussion board’s opening and expressed their hope that it might assist to boost the excellent collaboration within the house area between China and their nations.

Authorities officers, diplomats and scientists from 27 Latin American and Caribbean international locations, in addition to representatives from the United Nations Workplace for Outer House Affairs and different worldwide organizations took half within the discussion board, which had a fundamental symposium on Wednesday and 4 workshops set for Thursday.

Chinese language and overseas members had been scheduled to debate a variety of subjects together with house science and expertise, coaching for professionals, lunar and deep-space exploration, and house governance.

The occasion was meant to implement President Xi’s directions on the China-CELAC Discussion board, foster house cooperation amongst concerned events, facilitate the expansion of the house trade in Latin American and Caribbean international locations, and strengthen the friendship and partnership between China and associated nations, the China Nationwide House Administration mentioned.

China has been cooperating on house exploration with some international locations in Latin America and the Caribbean for a few years. It helped Venezuela construct and launch the entire South American nation’s three satellites; labored with Bolivia on the development and deployment of its solely satellite tv for pc; and positioned a number of satellites collectively constructed by Chinese language and Brazilian researchers into orbit.

The newest growth passed off on Wednesday in Wuhan, with the house administration saying that Nicaragua has signed up with the Worldwide Lunar Analysis Station mission initiated by China.


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