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China's reiterates support for Argentina in sovereign debt and Malvinas issues

Wednesday, October 1st 2014 - 07:05 UTC
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Ambassador Yang Wanming said following president Xi Jinping recent visit to Argentina, the two countries now have an 'integral strategic' association Ambassador Yang Wanming said following president Xi Jinping recent visit to Argentina, the two countries now have an 'integral strategic' association

Beijing's new ambassador before the Argentine government underlined the excellent relations between the two countries and reiterated China's support to Argentina in the issue of sovereign debt and claims over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.

 Ambassador Yang Wanming pointed out that following president Xi Jinping recent visit to Argentina; the two countries now have an 'integral strategic' association, with China committed to help finance significant infrastructure investments and reciprocal support at central banks level.

“We hope to advance in these fields and give greater emphasis to mutual cooperation”, said ambassador Yang Wanming, who also underlined the “excellent coordination” between the two countries in multilateral organizations such as the G-20 and the UN Security Council.

In spite of distance, China and Argentina have been close friends for many years, particularly since 1972 when full diplomatic relations were established, followed in 2004 with the 'bilateral strategic association', said the new ambassador.

This has meant close political links, greater economic-trade cooperation and a deepening of human and cultural exchanges as well as cooperation in other fields leading to full integral development, which last July culminated in the “strategic integral association”.

Yan Wanming before being posted to Buenos Aires was ambassador in Chile 2012/2014, and from 2007 to 2012 head of the Latin American and Caribbean Desk at the Foreign ministry. From 1993 to 1995 he was third secretary in Buenos Aires, councilor at the Beijing embassy in Mexico, 2001/2003, and be it not for a short spell in the city of Kaili, as deputy chairman of the local communist party branch, Yan Wanming has been linked to the Latin America and Caribbean Desk.

He is married, has a son and is fluent in Spanish.

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  • Briton

    We hope CFK in her desperation does not read anything into this,
    to be used by others to gain a foothold,

    this is merely a tit for tat considering Argentina supports china over her claims.

    Oct 01st, 2014 - 10:41 am 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    NOW THIS IS NEWS!!! RUSSIA AND CHINA SUPPORTING ARGENTINA while the relationship between USA and Argentina drift away.....bye!! bye!! bye!!
    a new era has began in Latin America.

    Oct 01st, 2014 - 10:45 am 0
  • J.A. Roberts

    Oh, and China back these words with action? How many Argentine bonds have been sold to the Chinese? How much money has China lent Argentina?

    Oct 01st, 2014 - 10:53 am 0
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