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  • Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodriguez meets with Chinese Vice President of China, Wang Qisha, in Beijing. Sept. 12, 2018

    Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodriguez meets with Chinese Vice President of China, Wang Qisha, in Beijing. Sept. 12, 2018 | Photo: Twitter / @MinEcoFinanzas

Published 12 September 2018

Venezuelan and Chinese vice presidents met in Beijing to discuss bilateral ties and countering international hegemony.

Vice President of Venezuela Delcy Rodriguez met Wednesday with her counterpart in China, Wang Qishan in order to strengthen bilateral relations between the two nations.

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Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan said China is ready to work with Venezuela to safeguard the interest of developing countries and the future of humanity. "The bilateral relationship must be at the forefront of building a shared future community for humanity," said the vice president.

For her part, Rodriguez said Venezuela attached great importance to relations with China and supported the Belt and Road Initiative.

The vice president tweeted after the meeting: “We would like to thank the Vice President of the People's Republic of China, Wang Qishan, for an extraordinary meeting. China and Venezuela will continue together in the construction of a multi-polar world, without imperial hegemonies and in favor of world peace.”

The Venezuelan vice president also met with the executive president of the Chinese Development Bank of China, Zheng Jizhe, during her diplomatic visit. 

"Executive President of the Chinese Development Bank of China, Zheng Jizhe: We are constructing foundations for our strategic alliances established by both countries."
 

Under the leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the two countries steadily advanced their cooperation in various fields and achieved fruitful results, added Wang.

Wang said China appreciated Latin American countries including Venezuela in their support of the Belt and Road Initiative and stood ready to work with Venezuela to safeguard the interest of developing countries.

Rodriguez said Venezuela was willing to enhance cooperation with China and promote bilateral ties to a new high.

Also on Wednesday Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Beijing to further bilateral ties between the two countries, and to discuss how to shoulder joint responsibility in promoting global and regional peace and stability, as well as development and prosperity.

“The Belt and Road Initiative has provided a new platform … for China and Japan to deepen their mutually beneficial cooperation,” Xi said at the head of states meeting.

China has made several recent diplomatic and economic visits to Latin America and to countries of Africa in the past several weeks. 

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