Dominica to benefit from attendance at Global Eco-Forum 2013

The Commonwealth of Dominica and the People’s Republic of China will look to strengthen exchanges and cooperation in adaptation and mitigation to climate change and sustainable development and work together to advance the environment and development cause of both countries.

That’s the commitment coming out of the 2013 Eco Forum Global Annual Conference, held in Guizhou province last week.

Dominica’s Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit was among world leaders represented at the forum.

The forum which was held under the theme: Building Eco Civilisation- Green Transformation and Transition, explored topics such as the green economy, environmental protection and ecological rehabilitation.

Eco- Forum Global in China is an informal international high-level platform dedicated to the exchange and dissemination of the concept of ecological civilization.

In a statement from the local Chinese Embassy on Tuesday, Counsellor Qiu Wei Wei said the forum promoted the sharing of knowledge and experiences in the implementation of policies regarding green economic transformation, and ecological security.

“Sustainable development is a global topic concerning long-term and realistic interests of all countries. As the largest developing country in the world, China attaches great importance to the construction of ecological civilization and integrates into the overall modernization process” the statement read.

The Dominica leader during his visit to China met with Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang and Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli and exchanged views on bi lateral relations.

According to the Statement from the Chinese Embassy, “Chinese leaders spoke highly of the achievements during the past 9 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations and reiterated that China and Dominica have always treated each other with mutual respect and equality”.

The statement ended by stating that “China is willing to work with Dominica to consolidate the foundation for bilateral friendship and to explore new models for strengthening cooperation in trade, investment, agriculture, clean energy, medical care and transportation”.