During his visit to Chile and Uruguay, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi participated in the China-CELAC meeting.
The group, encompassing Latin America and the Caribbean, discussed cooperation between the two sides of the world.
In a show of the importance of the region to China, President Xi Jinping wrote a letter calling on Latin America and Caribbean countries to actively participate in the Belt and Road Initiative.
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- Cecilia Nahon, former Argentinian ambassador to the U.S.
- Ines Bustillo, director of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
- Victor Gao, international affairs commentator
- Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) January 23, 2018
— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) January 22, 2018