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Wang Yi Speaks with Peruvian Foreign Minister Mario Lopez on the Phone

2020-11-06

On November 5, 2020, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a phone conversation with Peruvian Foreign Minister Mario Lopez at the latter's request.

Wang Yi said, since the outbreak of COVID-19, China and Peru have been supporting and helping each other to pull through the hard time together, which demonstrates the sincere friendship between the two peoples in times of hardship and sets an example for international solidarity and cooperation in the pandemic battle. China supports Peru in arranging Sinopharm to conduct the phase III clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine in Peru and understands Peru's need to purchase COVID-19 vaccines, which reflects the high level of mutual trust between the two sides. China's vaccines, once developed and put into use, will be made a global public good and provided to developing countries on a priority basis.

Wang Yi said, next year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Peru, which is of great significance for the two countries to inherit the past and usher in the future. The two sides should implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state, coordinate pandemic prevention and control and economic development, enhance mutual political trust, deepen pragmatic cooperation and push bilateral relations to a new level. China and Peru are at highly complementary stages of development, and the two sides should promote high-quality cooperation under the Belt and Road initiative and set a new benchmark for China-Latin America cooperation. China welcomes the participation of Peruvian enterprises in the China International Import Expo, and encourages more Chinese enterprises to invest and establish businesses in Peru. China is willing to work with Peru to safeguard multilateralism, maintain communication and coordination on global issues and build a community with a shared future for mankind.

Lopez thanked China for its support and assistance to Peru in the fight against the pandemic, and said, Peru supports Sinopharm in conducting phase III clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine in Peru and looks forward to purchasing vaccine from China. Lopez said, Peru and China should take the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries next year as an opportunity to actively promote the Belt and Road cooperation and deepen cooperation in economy and trade, science and technology, renewable energy and other fields. Peru welcomes Chinese enterprises to invest in the country and will provide them with a fair and non-discriminatory environment. Peru supports multilateralism and is willing to strengthen communication and cooperation with China on regional and international affairs.

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