On Jan 30, 2024, Luo Zhaohui, representative of the Chinese government and chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), met with President of Nauru David Ranibok Adeang in Yaren.
Luo extended his congratulations on the 56th anniversary of Nauru's independence and spoke highly of China-Nauru relations, saying that Nauru’s adherence to the one-China principle and resumption of diplomatic ties with China fully demonstrates the strategic vision and political determination of the president and the Nauru government. Standing at the new historical starting point of China-Nauru relations, China is ready to work with Nauru to jointly implement the key consensus reached between the two heads of state, strengthen strategic communication, enhance political mutual trust, and actively expand pragmatic cooperation in such fields as maritime, mineral production, infrastructure, education, health, and climate change response on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, in a bid to secure preliminary results to benefit the people of both countries, he said. China will seek to strengthen dialogue and coordination with Nauru on global and regional issues to jointly initiate a new chapter in bilateral relations, he added.
Luo also briefed Adeang on the China-proposed visions and initiatives such as the community with a shared future for mankind, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Global Development Initiative (GDI), the Global Security Initiative and the Global Civilization Initiative, as well as China's achievements in the Chinese modernization in the new era and China's new philosophy and practices in foreign assistance and international development cooperation.
Adeang extended a warm welcome to the Chinese delegation on their attendance at Nauru's Independence Day celebrations. He reiterated Nauru’s firm support to the one-China principle, and stressed that the resumption of diplomatic ties with China was a strategic decision that is universally supported by Nauru’s government and its people. He said that Nauru lauds China’s development achievements, supports China in playing a more constructive role in global and regional affairs, and looks forward to carrying out pragmatic cooperation to achieve common development. Nauru is positively considering joining the China-proposed initiatives, including the BRI and the GDI , he added.
The two sides signed related cooperation documents at the meeting.
On the same day, Luo met respectively with Nauru's Speaker of Parliament Marcus Stephen and Minister for Foreign Affairs Lionel Aingimea, and held a group meeting with all Cabinet members of Nauru, with whom he held in-depth exchanges on bilateral relations and cooperation in related fields. Wang Xuguang, head of the team responsible for re-establishing the Chinese embassy in Nauru, Director General of the CIDCA's Second Department of Regional Affairs Bai Bin, Deputy Director-General of the CIDCA's Department of International Cooperation Li Ming, also attended the activities.