State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi Attends the Opening of Symposium on the International Situation and China's Foreign Relations in 2018

CIIS | 作者: CIIS | 时间: 2018-12-13 | 责编: CIIS
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On December 11, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi attended and addressed the Opening of Symposium on the International Situation and China’s Foreign Relations in 2018. The Symposium was co-hosted by CIIS and China Foundation for International Studies in Beijing.


H.E. Wang Yi points out that the outgoing 2018 has been marked by uncertainty. Amid these once-in-a-century changes, following the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade XiJinping at its core and under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy, we in the foreign service have worked proactively with a clear focus and a cool head to fully implement the guiding principles and strategic decisions of the 19th Party Congress. We have opened new prospects, broke new grounds and achieved new progress. China’s foreign policy in 2018 can be recapitulated in the following words and phrases: openness, cooperation, steady progress, standing at the forefront, mission, and steadfastness.


Foreign Minister Wang Yi says we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 2019. We will focus our efforts on facilitating the central tasks of the CPC and the country, continue to advocate the vision of a community with a shared future for mankind, spare no effort to ensure the success of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF), make multi-pronged efforts to advance friendship and cooperation with all countries, actively safeguard peace and stability in our region and beyond, take an active part in shaping global governance, make more active efforts to serve our domestic agenda of reform and development, and usher in a new era of China’s major-country diplomacy.


The Opening Ceremony was chaired by Amb Qi Zhenhong, President of CIIS. Amb. Lan Lijun, Chairman of China Foundation for International Studies delivered opening remarks. Over 300 participants including representatives from China’s State organs, universities, well-known research institutions on international studies, and mainstream media in China attended the Opening.


During the one-day meeting, the participants conducted in-depth discussions and achieved fruitful outcomes on issues including international situations and major-country relations, world economic trend and challenges, global governance and trend of thoughts, international security situations and regional hotspots, relations between China and developing countries, Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy, as well as China’s foreign service in the new era.