CPAFFC – April 15, 2021 - Jin Hanghang
Lin Songtian, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) President, said that the current changes and chaos in the international situation are more prominent, but the general trend of the world economic center of gravity shifting from west to east will not be reversed.
The trend of the times of win-win cooperation and common development will not change.
China is committed to cooperating with Pacific island countries.
The determination to win, develop together, and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind will not change.
The Chinese government and people attach great importance to and cherish the friendly and cooperative relations with Tonga and other Pacific island countries, and are willing to uphold President Xi Jinping’s philosophy of true affinity and sincerity, carry out friendly exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation in the fields of marine economy, green development, climate change, and achieve complementary advantages and mutual development.
President Lin Songtian said that CPAFFC cherishes the traditional friendship with the people of various island countries, and is willing to maintain and strengthen communication and coordination with the Pacific China Friendship Association, and support it, to further strengthen its capacity building, and look forward to face-to-face in-depth discussions with all friends and promote bilateral humanities, economics and trade, and poverty reduction as soon as possible; promote mutual development and other fields of friendly exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation, in order to enhance mutual understanding and friendship, promote common development, and make new efforts to better benefit the people of both sides.
Her Royal Highness, Princess Pilolevu of the Kingdom of Tonga thanked President Lin Songtian for convening this video conference and expressed his sincere gratitude to the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries for providing timely assistance to the Pacific island countries in fighting the epidemic, as well as providing scholarships and support for capacity building of friendly organizations. “China is my second hometown” Her Royal Highness stated. “I look forward to visiting China as soon as possible. I also look forward to further deepening Pacific China friendship with China and continue to promote mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields such as capacity building, maritime economy, and tourism.
Pacific China Friendship Association unanimously thanked the Chinese side for submitting the cooperation proposals, and said that President Lin’s words have been in everyone’s minds, allowing everyone to see the prospects and hopes of promoting the cause of Pacific China friendship in the current complex international environment. “I look forward to working with CPAFFC to enhance mutual understanding and friendship between the people of China and the Pacific, jointly cope with challenges, maintain fairness and justice, promote mutually beneficial cooperation, and better benefit the people of both sides” said Her Royal Highness.
Pacific China Friendship Association expressed congratulations on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, and praised China’s development and changes as a model for the world. Pacific China Friendship Association will actively publicize what it has seen and heard in China to enhance mutual understanding and understanding.