MEXICO CITY, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) — The Neighborhood of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) ought to deepen regional integration and forge even nearer ties with China, some specialists and diplomats have mentioned after Chinese language President Xi Jinping addressed the CELAC Summit on Tuesday by way of a video hyperlink.
In his speech, Xi mentioned that CELAC has performed an essential position in safeguarding regional peace, selling widespread improvement and advancing regional integration, noting that China all the time helps the regional integration technique of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Eugenia Dos Santos, an knowledgeable on the Chile-based College of Santiago, mentioned that Xi’s remarks highlighted regional integration, individuals’s welfare, justice and peace, amongst others, and reaffirmed China’s help for the area’s financial restoration.
“Financial integration is just not solely a bonus for the area, however a matter of life or demise” at a time of world financial slowdown, mentioned David Castrillon Kerrigan, a world relations tutorial on the Externado College of Colombia, calling regional integration an “existential problem.”
In opposition to the backdrop of a altering worldwide order, deeper regional integration will grant regional international locations a say on a variety of problems with each regional and international significance, together with local weather change, new applied sciences, anti-corruption and the reform of world establishments, Kerrigan mentioned.
Latin American integration was not pushed by ideology or politics, “however by an actual integration that features all regional international locations, with out exclusion,” he added.
Argentine sociologist Marcelo Rodriguez believed that strengthening CELAC integration would assist forge a relationship with China on the regional degree as an entire and never simply with every nation.
Xi’s speech conveyed the message that China values its “pleasant and cooperative” relations with CELAC, an integral a part of the World South, mentioned Decio Machado, a world political analyst and a Spanish citizen who has been residing in Ecuador for years.
Former Bolivian Overseas Minister Fernando Huanacuni mentioned Xi’s speech reaffirmed China’s dedication to better cooperation with the area by means of the China-CELAC Discussion board. “We are able to cooperate regionally with China for win-win and shared advantages.”
“This platform (China-CELAC Discussion board) gives the area with the likelihood to take part in a extra energetic means within the Chinese language initiatives for international safety and improvement in addition to for the creation of a neighborhood with a shared future,” Cuban Overseas Minister Bruno Rodriguez mentioned.
China’s cooperation with CELAC contributes to the primary improvement wants of regional international locations, particularly infrastructure and financial help, with out the imposition of circumstances, mentioned Pamela Cristales, an educational on the Mexico-based Autonomous College of Yucatan.
“Multilateralism encourages all international locations to hunt options to widespread challenges,” Cristales mentioned, including that China’s proposals share widespread values with CELAC’s objectives of looking for “cooperation primarily based on mutual respect, the promotion of dialogue amongst equals, respect for sovereignty and non-interventionism.”
“China’s contribution to the Latin American and Caribbean area has been made evident lately by means of South-South cooperation, equality for growing international locations and proposals such because the Belt and Highway Initiative,” mentioned Gonzalo Tordini, director of the China-Argentine Strategic Program on the Nationwide Protection College in Buenos Aires.
Former Peruvian Overseas Minister Miguel Rodriguez Mackay believed that China presents CELAC the chance to show shared improvement right into a actuality by means of nearer cooperation, recommending that the area strengthen ties with China for fruitful outcomes that profit all sides, notably within the areas of expertise and industrialization.