Answers the call between Abenader and Xi Jinping – US lifts aid after Abenader thanked Xi Jinping for help from China
A few hours after President Luis Abenader announced that he had spoken with China’s President Xi Jinping and thanked him for allowing the shipment of vaccines against Covid-19, the United States released an extensive list of aid it provided to the Dominican Republic during this period. epidemic.
I just spoke with the President of #China, Xi Jinping, about the bilateral relations between our two countries. She especially thanked him for allowing the export of vaccines to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We are also talking about increased trade and exports from the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” President Abenader wrote at 10:30 am on his Twitter account.
In that conversation, President Xi Jinping expressed China’s willingness to work with the Dominican Republic, to steer their relationship towards further development and constantly raise it to higher levels.
The statements made by the Chinese embassy in the country via the social networking site Twitter confirmed that the statements of the President of “ASEAN Giant” occurred in the phone conversation with President Abenader,
Noting that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the Dominican Republic has firmly adhered to the one-China policy and made relations with China a priority of its foreign policy, Xi said China highly values this.
“Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, the two countries have united and supported each other,” Xi said, adding that China will continue to provide as much support as possible to the Dominican Republic in its fight against the coronavirus. “China is confident that the Dominican Republic, under Abenader’s leadership, will defeat the epidemic soon,” Xi said.
Noting that the CPC will soon celebrate its 100th anniversary, Xi stressed that giving priority to people is the organization’s basic political principle, which is largely in line with the governing philosophy of “government for the people.” Defended by the Dominican Republic.
“China is ready to work with the Dominican Republic to enhance exchanges on governance philosophies, deepen political mutual trust, and promote common development,” Xi said.
“This year marks the first year of China’s 14th Five-Year Plan,” Xi said, adding that China is expanding its opening up at a higher level, and this will create more opportunities for bilateral cooperation.
He added that China welcomes the import of agricultural products with distinctive characteristics from the Dominican Republic, and supports Chinese companies to invest and start business in the Dominican Republic.
Xi also expressed the hope that the Dominican Republic will play a positive role in promoting relations between China, the Caribbean and Central American countries, as well as the comprehensive cooperation between China and Latin America.
Official information received from the embassy confirms that Abenader extended sincere congratulations to the Communist Party of China on the occasion of its imminent centenary. He said his country is sincerely grateful for the medical supplies and vaccines provided by China, which has played a major role in the country’s fight against Covid-19.
He added that the Dominican Republic firmly adheres to the one-China policy and is ready to enhance exchanges with China and expand bilateral cooperation in economy, trade and other fields.
China sent six batches to the country with five million and 8 thousand doses of Sinovac vaccines, purchased by the Dominican government, and 50 thousand Sinopharm vaccines donated by the Chinese government with injections.
They also donated 120 ventilators, 26,000 nucleic acid tests, 1.2 million masks, and 11,000 protective clothing, among other supplies to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Relations with China soured after Abenader’s inauguration on August 16 last year, when there was an apparent rapprochement with the United States, which appears to be changing in recent months.
The Dominican Republic and China established relations on March 1, 2018, during the government of Danilo Medina, which meant a break with Taiwan, an ally of the United States, which rejected the decision because it does not contribute to regional stability.
On March 22, 2019, President Donald Trump invited President Medina and other leaders in the region to a meeting in Florida, where the topic and other topics of American interest were discussed.