State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi talks about President Xi Jinping's State visit to Greece and attending BRICS leaders Brasilia meeting
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-- State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on President Xi Jinping's State visit to Greece and attending BRICS leaders Brasilia meeting
Brasilia, 15 Nov (Xinhua) from 10 to 14 November 2019, State President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Greece and went to Brazil to attend the 11th BRICS leaders' meeting. At the end of the trip, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi briefed the accompanying reporters on the visit.
Wang Yi said: the fourth Plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee has just been successfully held in China, the second session of China International Import Expo has been successfully held, and President Xi Jinping has embarked on a busy itinerary. We know each other not thousands of miles away. This visit passes through Europe and Latin America and brings together the five BRICS countries. We are friendly, talk about the general trend, and strive for a win-win situation. President Xi Jinping had in-depth exchanges and dialogue with leaders of various countries, so that the thousand-year-old Eastern and Western civilizations crossed time and space and coruscated the light of a new era.
First, consolidate the traditional friendship between China and Greece and build a model of mutual trust and mutual benefit.
Wang Yi said: Greece and China are both ancient civilizations and comprehensive strategic partners. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties 47 years ago, the two countries have always understood and respected each other and firmly supported each other on issues involving each other's core interests. President Pavloplos went to China in May to attend the Conference on Dialogue among Asian Civilizations and pay a state visit to China. Prime Minister Mitsotakis came to China in early November to attend the second session of China International Import Expo. Less than a week later, President Xi Jinping visited Greece at his invitation, fully reflecting the close friendship between the leaders of the two countries and the high level of Sino-Greek relations. Similar ideas, the same culture, so that every exchange between China and Greece, can produce "wine to know themselves a thousand cups" resonance. The leaders of the two countries talked with each other, reached many new and important consensus, and agreed to tighten the ties of practical cooperation and civilized exchanges, so as to raise the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Greece to a new height. President Xi's visit set off a "China whirlwind" in Greece, with major media competing to report hot comments, and the international mainstream media paid close attention to it, saying that "Sino-Greek relations have entered a honeymoon period."
Open up new prospects for co-building "Belt and Road Initiative". The COSCO Shipping Piraeus Port Project is a successful example of co-building "Belt and Road Initiative", which has directly and indirectly created jobs for more than 10, 000 local people and has become the largest port in the Mediterranean region. President Xi Jinping's personal visit to Bikang was warmly welcomed by the local staff, who passionately told the story of the COSCO shipping project, thanking the Chinese side for providing them with job opportunities to enable them to live a comfortable and comfortable life. Both Mitsotakis and Greek officials said that the Belgium-Hong Kong project is mutually beneficial, has strongly promoted Greece's economic recovery and social development, and has won the broad support of the Greek people. They thanked China for its help in Greece's debt crisis, saw the truth in its adversity, realized the true meaning of the word "friend", and was willing to work with the Chinese side to expand and strengthen the Hong Kong project. President Xi Jinping pointed out: China adheres to the correct concept of justice and interests. The Piraeus Port Project is a successful example of complementary advantages, joint strength and mutual benefit between China and Greece. It is hoped that the two sides will do a good job in the follow-up construction of the port and build the China-EU Land and Sea. It is believed that with the joint efforts of both sides, the positive and radiation effects of Belgian-Hong Kong cooperation will be further revealed and will continue to benefit the people of the two countries and regions. Facts have proved that "Belt and Road Initiative" is not a slogan and legend, but a successful practice and wonderful reality.
To raise the new level of civilization exchanges and mutual learning. President Xi Jinping's visit to Greece is the intersection of Eastern and Western civilizations and shows the beauty of the harmony between the two great ancient civilizations of China and Greece. The two heads of state met and visited the Acropolis Museum in Athens, wandering through the long river of history, discussing civilization and wisdom, learning from the past and the present, and looking forward to the future. President Xi Jinping pointed out: I came to Greece with respect for civilization and expectations for the future. The friendship between China and Greece is not only the cooperation between the two countries, but also the dialogue between the two civilizations. Human beings should uphold and pursue noble sentiments. China will never engage in hegemony, never agree with you lose I win the zero-sum game. President Xi Jinping stressed: the people of China and Greece are proud of their rich cultural roots and cherish the contemporary values of excellent traditional culture. The wisdom accumulated by China and Greece for thousands of years has given birth to the policy propositions of the two countries to conform to the historical trend. The two sides should give full play to their respective cultural advantages and jointly create the way of harmonious coexistence of different civilizations and the people of all countries. President Pavloplos said that the hearts of the two peoples are closely linked by ancient, brilliant and great civilizations. I would like to thank President Xi Jinping for his understanding of Greek civilization, and the Greek people also respect the long-standing Chinese civilization and admire China's achievements in modernization. Greece firmly opposes the so-called "clash of civilizations". There will be no conflict and estrangement between real civilizations, but exchanges, mutual learning and harmonious coexistence. Whether it is China's historical and cultural tradition, or the fact that China is open, progressive, and developing today, China has forcefully fought back against the "theory of conflict of civilization" and "the theory that national strength must be hegemonic." He appreciated China's pursuit of lofty moral standards in the international arena and stressed that if all countries adhere to this concept, the road forward for mankind will be wider and wider. The leaders of the two countries agreed to uphold innovation, promote tolerance and mutual learning among different civilizations and countries, let the wisdom of ancient civilizations learn from the future, and make due contributions to promoting world peace and prosperity and building a community with a shared future for mankind.
Add new impetus to China-EU mutually beneficial cooperation. President Xi Jinping's first overseas visit this year is in Europe, and the end of the year is also in Europe. The two sides are also planning to hold a series of important activities next year, fully demonstrating that China attaches great importance to the development of China-EU relations. Greece is an important member of the European Union and just joined the China-CEE Cooperation Mechanism in April this year. In response to some international arguments provoking China-EU relations, President Xi Jinping stressed that China-EU relations are an important part of today's major power relations, and strengthening China-EU benign interaction and mutually beneficial cooperation is in their respective interests and of strategic significance. Reaffirming the Chinese Government's firm support for a United, stable, prosperous and strong Europe, and pointing out that China-CEE cooperation enriches the connotation of the China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership and helps to promote the process of European integration. The Greek leader said that he did not agree with the view that the "17001" cooperation would divide Europe, and that the "17001" cooperation mechanism advocated by the Chinese side closely linked Greece with China and the EU with China. Greece will actively devote itself to this cooperation and is willing to play a bridge and link role in promoting the overall development of EU-China relations.
Second, break the blueprint for BRICS cooperation and deepen strategic partnership.
Wang Yi said: the BRICS leaders Brasilia meeting was held at a critical moment in the development of the world economy and the evolution of the international pattern. On the one hand, the emerging markets and developing countries represented by the BRICS countries have emerged one after another, effectively promoting the process of world multipolarization, and the new scientific and technological revolution and industrial changes have provided more opportunities for countries to achieve great-leap-forward development. On the other hand, protectionism and unilateralism have intensified, and unstable and uncertain factors in the world economy have increased significantly. President Xi Jinping put forward China's policy proposal, emphasizing the promotion of political, economic, and cultural "three-wheel drive," and pointed out the direction for the BRICS countries to strengthen unity and cooperation and build a second "golden decade." The leaders' declaration was issued at the meeting, which fully absorbed China's position and propositions.
Close strategic communication and coordination to safeguard international fairness and justice. During the leaders' meeting and bilateral meetings with the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, and South Africa, President Xi Jinping made it clear that through the consultation mechanism at all levels of the BRICS countries, we should strengthen strategic communication and coordination and deepen the BRICS strategic partnership. We will cooperate to meet various risks and challenges and safeguard their respective sovereignty, security and development interests. Through dialogue on an equal footing, we should constructively participate in the process of resolving hot issues and promote the development of the international order in a more just and reasonable direction. Leaders of all countries said that they will strengthen strategic cooperation on major international and regional issues, safeguard international fairness and justice, and safeguard the common interests of emerging markets and developing countries. The Brasilia Declaration systematically expounded the clear position of the BRICS countries in safeguarding the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, adhering to multilateralism, and politically resolving hot issues, and issued a loud and clear BRICS voice. It has injected stability into the uncertain international situation and provided positive energy for world peace and security.
We will focus on cooperation in scientific and technological innovation and promote the partnership of the new industrial revolution. President Xi Jinping closely followed the theme of "Economic growth building an innovative future" at the Brasilia meeting, and called for seizing the opportunity of the times of reform and innovation and continuously promoting the BRICS New Industrial Revolution Partnership. We will thoroughly tap the potential of practical cooperation such as the "innovative BRICS" network and the Future Network Research Institute, create new growth points in the digital economy, connectivity, and other fields, create new results of cooperation, and enhance the ability of all countries to develop independently. The Brasilia Declaration welcomes the establishment of the BRICS network and the new framework for BRICS cooperation in scientific and technological innovation, which marks an important step forward in the BRICS partnership in promoting the new industrial revolution and will contribute to the economic transformation and upgrading of the five countries. To achieve high-quality development.
Carry forward the spirit of "BRICS +" and expand the common interests of emerging markets and developing countries. In his speech, President Xi Jinping stressed that the five countries should take "BRICS +" cooperation as a platform to promote mutual support between the vast number of emerging market countries and developing countries, strengthen exchanges and dialogue among different civilizations and countries, and make the BRICS circle of friends bigger and larger. The network of partners is getting wider and wider. For the first time, leaders have recognized and put the expansion of the BRICS New Development Bank on the BRICS agenda. BRICS + cooperation has made important progress in key areas and will further enhance the vitality of the BRICS mechanism. Promote unity and self-improvement in emerging markets and developing countries.
Third, show the responsibility of the great powers and share the wisdom of China's ideas.
Wang Yi said: in the face of the great changes that have not taken place in the current century, President Xi Jinping has incisively summed up China's successful experience from the height of the evolution of human history and the international pattern, and put forward a China plan that meets the expectations of the international community and conforms to the common interests of all parties. To provide guidance for the improvement of global governance.
This paper expounds the connotation of the era of multilateralism. At present, various trends of thought in the world are intertwined and stirring, and all parties hold in-depth discussions on whether or not to adhere to multilateralism and what kind of multilateralism to adhere to. In his speech, President Xi Jinping called for the practice of multilateralism and clearly pointed out that upholding multilateralism should aim at safeguarding world peace and promoting common development, and at safeguarding fairness and justice and promoting mutual benefit and win-win results. We will adhere to international law and the recognized basic norms governing international relations, safeguard the core position of the United Nations in the international system, and promote the building and reform of the global governance system. It is emphasized that the core meaning of multilateralism is that international affairs should be discussed and handled by everyone, not by one country or a small number of countries. President Xi Jinping's exposition on the goal and purpose of multilateralism has important practical guiding significance in the current international situation.
Share opportunities for open and win-win cooperation. President Xi Jinping stressed: developing countries should maintain their self-confidence, integrate themselves into the trend of globalization, grasp the general trend of scientific and technological progress, unswervingly follow their own path, persist in opening wider to the outside world, seek mutual benefit and win-win results, and build an open world economy. President Xi Jinping encouraged all countries to seize the important opportunities offered by China's further opening up to the outside world and its huge market potential, actively build "Belt and Road Initiative" and reap more results of cooperation.
We should advocate the building of a community with a shared future in the Asia. The BRICS members come from all continents in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Following his proposal to build a closer community with a shared future between China and Africa and a community with a shared future between China and Latin America, President Xi Jinping proposed for the first time to build an Asia-Pacific community with a shared future dedicated to openness and inclusiveness, innovative growth, connectivity, and win-win cooperation. The proposal of this goal conforms to the trend of the times of openness and integration, points out the correct direction of cooperation among countries in the Asia-Pacific region, enriches and expands the connotation of the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind, and is bound to show strong vitality.
During the visit, Mrs. President Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan attended activities on bilateral and BRICS leaders' spouses, demonstrating the affinity and unique charm of China in the new era. It has played an irreplaceable role in promoting the acquaintance of China with the countries concerned.
Wang Yi said: in 2019, President Xi Jinping made seven overseas visits and presided over four home diplomacy, comprehensively demonstrating the great achievements made since the founding of New China 70 years ago and the diplomatic demeanor of major powers with Chinese characteristics. In the surging international situation, President Xi Jinping, with his firm and confident political spirit and the responsibility of the leaders of the great powers, deeply considered the future and destiny of mankind, calmly wrote the diplomatic chapter, and effectively enhanced China's charisma and influence.
The colorful clouds are growing in a new day. 70 years of Chinese diplomacy, difficulties and obstacles, Yu Ru Cheng, out of an extraordinary road to success. In the new era, China's diplomacy is in its prime and has a heavy burden on its shoulders, which is bound to open up a more extraordinary and beautiful tomorrow. Let us unite closely around the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, under the guidance of Xi Jinping's diplomatic thought, unite and work hard, forge ahead, and make new contributions worthy of the new era and live up to the party and the people. To write a new magnificent chapter for great power diplomacy with Chinese characteristics.