China, Uruguay link strategic partnership

Beijing—Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Uruguayan counterpart Tabare Vazquez on Tuesday agreed to establish a China-Uruguay strategic partnership based on respect, equality and mutual benefit.
The two heads of state made the decision during their talks in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
A joint statement was issued following the talks and a document signing ceremony. Invited by Xi, Vazquez is paying a state visit to China from Oct. 12 to 20.—Xinhua