China and Dominica Pledge Enhanced Cooperation for Mutual Development

China and Dominica Pledge Enhanced Cooperation for Mutual Development

Beijing, The Gulf Observer: In a significant diplomatic encounter, Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed China’s readiness to collaborate closely with Dominica, aligning their development strategies to foster win-win cooperation and amplify the benefits for both nations. President Xi made these assertions during a meeting with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of the Commonwealth of Dominica in Beijing on Monday.

Highlighting Dominica’s significance as a pivotal nation in the Caribbean and a steadfast ally of China, President Xi emphasized the longstanding friendship and equality that have characterized the bilateral relations over the past two decades. He hailed the growing political trust, robust exchanges, and diverse cooperation across various sectors, asserting that China-Dominica relations stand as a model for South-South cooperation.

President Xi underscored the importance of maintaining high levels of political trust and mutual support on issues crucial to each other’s interests, affirming China’s unwavering support for Dominica’s development path tailored to its national conditions. He extended China’s commitment to fostering friendly exchanges and sharing governance experiences with Dominica, inviting the nation to partake in China’s modernization drive and offering continued assistance for its economic and social progress.

Furthermore, President Xi extended China’s hand in promoting cultural and people-to-people exchanges, encouraging more Dominican students to pursue education in China while pledging ongoing support through scholarships and training programs. He proposed joint efforts to develop the Confucius Classroom at the Dominica State College and explore further cooperation in vocational and technical training.

Regarding global issues, President Xi reiterated China’s stance on advocating for a multipolar world and inclusive economic globalization, highlighting China’s support for small island developing countries like Dominica in addressing climate change concerns. He pledged to deepen coordination and cooperation with Dominica to safeguard the common interests of developing nations and foster a community with a shared future for mankind.

In response, Prime Minister Skerrit expressed gratitude for China’s steadfast support during times of natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic, acknowledging China’s valuable assistance to the Dominican people. He commended President Xi’s vision for building a community with a shared future for mankind and stressed the importance of unity and cooperation in achieving global development and prosperity.

Prime Minister Skerrit reaffirmed Dominica’s adherence to the one-China principle and pledged to deepen strategic communication, enhance comprehensive cooperation, and elevate bilateral relations to new heights. He expressed Dominica’s commitment to collaborating closely with China on international affairs, contributing positively to global peace and development efforts.

The meeting between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit marks a significant step towards strengthening the enduring partnership between China and Dominica, setting the stage for enhanced cooperation and mutual benefit in the years ahead.