Wang Yi calls for unity, cooperation toward better future for mankind
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday called on countries around the globe to build a consensus and strength from the COVID-19 pandemic and stick together to work for a better future for mankind.
Wang made the remarks when addressing online a global think tank meeting held by a Malaysian foreign policy association.
Calling on countries around the globe to enhance unity and cooperation to win the battle against COVID-19 as soon as possible, Wang said China will continue to share its experience on coronavirus containment and treatment with other countries, provide support and assistance to countries and regions in need, and deliver its solemn commitment to making COVID-19 vaccines a global public good.
Countries around the globe need to improve the global governance system through strengthened multilateral coordination, he said, adding that China will continue to advocate and practice multilateralism, firmly uphold the UN-centered international system.
Meanwhile, under the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, China will continue to work with all countries to promote necessary reform and improvement of the global governance system, so that it can balance equity and efficiency more properly, respond to global challenges more quickly and effectively, and better reflect the justified and legitimate demands of emerging markets and developing countries, he added.
Wang said that countries need to promote global economic recovery through greater openness and integration.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), formally signed a few days ago, marked the establishment of the world’s largest free trade area, said Wang, adding that China will continue to work with other countries to improve “fast tracks” and “green lanes” for the movement of people and goods, and keep the global supply chain stable.
China will stay committed to the win-win strategy of opening-up, build a new and open economic system of a higher standard, advance high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, and contribute to the early recovery of the global economy, Wang said.
He said countries around the globe need to safeguard peace and development in their regions through enhanced dialogue and mutual trust.
China will remain guided by its neighborhood policy of amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness, continue to advocate the spirit of mutual respect, the principle of openness and inclusiveness, and a development-centered approach, firmly support ASEAN centrality, and stay committed to properly handling disputes with countries concerned through dialogue and consultation, he added.
“China stands ready to work with ASEAN countries to safeguard regional peace and stability, and work with the whole international community to build a post-COVID-19 world that enjoys lasting peace, prosperity, stability, and fairness and justice,” Wang said.
(Cover: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. /Chinese Foreign Ministry)