Nine Caribbean States Strengthen Relations to China
In the 7th round of consultation between China and the Caribbean, further future cooperation was discussedFebruary 26th, 2019
Representatives from nine Caribbean states met in Beijing with Director General of the Department for Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Zhao Bentang.
In the seventh round of consultations between the Caribbean Countries and China, many topics were discussed in Beijing regarding bi- and multilateral cooperation with the Caribbean. Representatives from Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Barbados, Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and Suriname were all present.
One major topic discussed was the bilateral cooperation regarding the Belt-Road-Initiative and other future sustainable cooperation including projects dealing with the consequences of climate change. The countries pledged to maintain peace both regionally and internationally and discussed their common stance to the ongoing crisis in Venezuela.
The Chinese government emphasized the benefits of bilateral ties between large and small countries, stating that the Caribbean States and China hope to achieve an “equitable model of coexistence”. In this regard, China is also open to multilateral partnerships with the United States in the middle.