Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, March 21. On March 20 local time, the third batch of vaccines China provided to Colombia arrived in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia.
At the invitation of Colombian President Duque, President Xi Jinping delivered a video speech to the Colombian people.
Xi Jinping pointed out, “Those who share the same mind do not take the mountains and the sea as far away.” The vast Pacific Ocean cannot stop the profound friendship between the people of China and Colombia.
In the 41 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, China-Colombia relations have witnessed historic development.
China has become Colombia's second largest trading partner in the world, and Chinese companies have actively participated in Colombia's construction in various fields.
The cultural exchanges between the two sides are splendid and the friendship between China and Colombia is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people.
Xi Jinping emphasized that in the face of the sudden new crown pneumonia epidemic, the two countries have united and assisted each other to overcome the current difficulties and actively carry out anti-epidemic cooperation.
Not long ago, two batches of Chinese vaccines purchased by Colombia have arrived, and today another batch of vaccines has been delivered to support Colombia's national new crown vaccination plan.
It is hoped that the governments and peoples of China and Colombia will work together to strengthen friendly cooperation in various fields such as the fight against the epidemic, and at a new historical starting point, promote China-Colombia friendly cooperation to a new level and better benefit the two peoples.
On the same day, President Duke, who was visiting abroad, held a special ceremony to broadcast the speech of President Xi Jinping to the country.
Duque expressed his gratitude to President Xi Jinping and the brotherly Chinese people for their deep friendship with the Colombian people and for providing important support to Colombia in fighting the epidemic.
The development of relations with China is the broad consensus of all political factions in Colombia.
Colombia is willing to work with China to promote the continuous deepening of Colombia-China relations.