Editor: Dong Zhaohui
Posted November 24. 2016
SANTIAGO, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping left the Chilean capital of Santiago Wednesday morning after wrapping up his state visits to Ecuador, Peru and Chile, and his attendance at the 24th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Lima, Peru.
During his week-long trip to Latin America, the third of the kind since he took office in 2013, Xi held talks with his counterparts and decided to lift China’s relationships with Ecuador and Chile both to a comprehensive strategic partnership, the highest level in China’s diplomatic intimacy. China and Peru established the partnership in 2013.
In Lima, Xi delivered an address Monday to the Peruvian Congress, pledging China’s efforts in strengthening dialogues and cooperation with Latin American countries to better build their community of common destiny.
At the APEC meeting, the Chinese president advocated reforms and innovation, openness and inclusiveness, connectivity, and win-win cooperation among the 21 member economies.
On the sidelines of the APEC meeting, Xi met with U.S. President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and some other member leaders.