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China, Colombia hold new round of political consultation between foreign departments

Updated: Dec 13,2018 8:58 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo held the ninth political consultation between foreign affairs departments of the two countries in Beijing on Dec 13.

“After taking office, Colombia’s new government has shown strategic vision and strong will to further develop relations with China,” said Wang, who suggested that both countries keep sticking to the right direction in developing ties, jointly expand and intensify pragmatic cooperation, with emphasis on enhancing coordination on multilateral affairs and making new advances for bilateral ties.

Trujillo said Colombia is committed to enhancing high-level exchanges with China, advancing cooperation in fields such as trade and investment.

Colombia firmly adheres to the one-China policy and supports multilateralism, said Trujillo, who stressed that his country stands ready to work with China on strengthening multilateral coordination and safeguarding the free trade system, so as to protect developing countries’ interests.