Wang calls for mutual trust to promote a safer World

BEIJING: Wang Yi, director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Saturday reiterated China’s stance on peaceful development and called for mutual trust to promote a safer world.
Wang, also a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, made his remarks at this year’s Munich Security Conference (MSC), an international platform for discussions on global security issues.
“Standing at a critical juncture of history, human society must not repeat path of antagonism, division and confrontation, and must not fall into the trap of zero-sum game, war and conflict,” he said in his speech.
Making the world a safer place is the strong desire of all people, the common responsibility of all countries and more importantly, the right direction for the advance of our times, Wang stressed.
“For a safer world, we must all insist on respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries, on the peaceful settlement of disputes through dialogue and consultation, on returning to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and on the key role of development,” said Wang.
He went on to say, “with every increase in China’s strength, there will be more hope for peace in the world; with all countries working together for peaceful development, the future of mankind will be filled with light.”
Noting China and Europe are two major forces, two major markets and two major civilizations in the multipolarization process, Wang said the choices China and Europe make are pivotal to the direction of the world. He urged the European side to join hands with China and to build a safer world together.
According to Wang, China will set out its position on settling the Ukraine crisis through political settlement in a document and will publish release a Global Security Initiative Concept Paper to propose more feasible initiatives to address today’s security dilemmas. About 150 senior officials, including over 40 heads of state and government, and leaders of international organizations are attending the three-day MSC to discuss pressing global security challenges and concerns, including the Russia-Ukraine conflict. However, for the first time in two decades, Russian leaders were not invited to the event.
–The Daily Mail-China Daily news exhcange item