|Qin Gang Has a Phone Call with Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero|
On January 30, 2023, Foreign Minister Qin Gang had a phone call with Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero.
Qin Gang congratulated Argentina on successfully hosting the seventh Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). Noting that China and Argentina are good friends and good partners, Qin said China is willing and ready to work with Argentina to implement the important common understandings reached between the heads of state of the two countries, carry forward the good traditions of mutual respect, treating each other as equals, and win-win cooperation between China and Argentina, and promote greater development of the China-Argentina comprehensive strategic partnership. China will, as always, support Argentina in safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and the two sides need to further advance high-quality Belt and Road cooperation. China's recent optimization and adjustment of epidemic response measures is a boon for enhancing communication and cooperation between China and other countries including Argentina.
Qin Gang said that China supports Argentina in playing a greater role in international and regional affairs, supports Argentina in becoming a member of BRICS at an early date, and stands ready to cooperate closely with Argentina within the frameworks of the United Nations and the Group of 20 to jointly promote the implementation of Global Development Initiative and Global Security Initiative, and promote the sustainable development of the China-CELAC Forum.
Cafiero said that Argentina and China share a similar vision of governing for the people, and the two countries enjoy a brotherly relationship, and bilateral cooperation has yielded fruitful results. Argentina will continue to firmly adhere to the one-China principle, and stands ready to carry out Belt and Road cooperation with China, actively promote the building of the CELAC-China Forum, and jointly practice multilateralism.