On May 20th, local time, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi met with Chilean Foreign Minister Anpuero in Buenos Aires at the G20 Foreign Ministers'Meeting.
Wang Yi stated that Chile is a friendly country in Latin America. Although the two countries are far apart, the concept of openness and free trade agreements have brought us close together. In recent years, the economic and trade cooperation between the two countries has grown rapidly, bringing real results to the two peoples. In the interest. China appreciates the Chilean government’s firm commitment to developing relations with China and would like to link the “One Belt and One Road” initiative with Chile’s “2025 Investment Plan”, promote mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields such as infrastructure, interconnection and interflow, strengthen cultural exchanges, and achieve common development and prosperity. It is hoped that Chile will continue to play an active demonstration role in the process of the "One Belt and One Road" cooperation between China and Latin America. We are full of confidence and expectations for the prospects of China-Chile comprehensive strategic partnership.
Ampero said that Chile-China relations are very good. Chile attaches importance to China’s position in safeguarding free trade and building an open world economy. This is also an important cornerstone of Chile’s foreign policy. The Chilean side firmly upholds the one-China principle and appreciates China’s efforts to maintain stability in the South China Sea and promote a political solution to the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula. The Chilean side hopes to strengthen high-level exchanges with China, continue to expand mutually beneficial cooperation between the two sides, and strengthen exchanges and cooperation in such fields as culture and education. The Chilean side attaches great importance to and actively supports the "Belt and Road Initiative" and hopes that the "One Belt and One Road" initiative will be extended to Latin America. Chile welcomes Chinese companies to invest in intellectual investment and is willing to become the gateway to China for Latin America.