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Celac and China ready for cooperation

The seven-point agreement between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) and China, between this year and 2024, provides for political and security cooperation, disarmament and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; the fight against terrorism and transnational organized crime.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry detailed the aspects and scope of the agreement, which includes: strengthening trade and investment exchange; aerospace and civil aviation exchanges and cooperation; the development of the energy industry and its resources; together with tourism, transportation, environmental protection; and public health policies.

China and the Latin Caribbean states committed to closer contacts and high-level meetings, including an eventual summit of the China-Celac Forum by 2024.

Celac for peace. During the founding of Celac, in December 2011, in Caracas, the Heads of State and Government signed the “Special Communiqué on the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons”, thus reiterating the 1969 Treaty of Tlatelolco. This was confirmed in August 2013 in Buenos Aires and in February 2020 in Mexico, and the agreement with China to strengthen resolution 1.540 of the United Nations and "advance effectively in disarmament and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction" .