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China welcome formal relations with Haiti

China welcome formal relations with Haiti

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Beijing would welcome having formal diplomatic relations with Haiti “as soon as possible”, according to Wang Xiangyang, the permanent representative of China’s Office of Commercial Development in Port-au-Prince.

Speaking in French to the long-established Haitian newspaper Le Nouvelliste, Mr. Wang said that the absence of diplomatic relations meant that China’s ability to support Haiti’s development was very limited.

This was, he said, despite the two countries’ trade reaching $694 million in total in 2018; their shared desire to develop bilateral relations; and there being no essential conflict of interest.

He said that China “hopes that [this] political obstacle between the two countries will be removed as soon as possible, creating favorable conditions for developing the bilateral cooperation relations that have a strong potential.”

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