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Wang Yi Proposes Four Points in Deepening CICA Cooperation


On September 24, 2020, when attending the CICA Special Ministerial Meeting via Video Conference, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, CICA is Asia's largest and most representative security forum with the greatest number of participants. Facing the once-in-a-century changes and a global pandemic, CICA should fulfill its historical mission. For the CICA work of the next stage, the Chinese side would like to propose the following four points:

First, we need to come together to defeat COVID-19. We must strengthen solidarity, firmly support the WHO in playing its leading and coordinating role, and oppose politicizing the issue and stigmatizing specific countries. China will continue to support other countries' anti-epidemic efforts as much as it can and step up international cooperation in the fight against COVID-19, in order to defeat the virus at an early date.

Second, we need to promote strategic trust to maintain peace and stability. Given the significant rise in tensions and confrontation in the international situation, we must stay highly alert, and firmly oppose actions to instigate and engineer a so-called "new Cold War". Countries should strengthen communication and dialogue to build up and consolidate strategic trust. We should continue to advocate and act on the new vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security, and play our due role in promoting peace and stability in our region and beyond.

Third, we need to pursue mutual benefit to achieve common development. We should continue to synergize development strategies, advance high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, reopen economies in an orderly way, and open more "fast tracks" and "green channel" to facilitate the flow of people and goods, so as to bring business and life back to normal for the member states. The Chinese side is willing to share development opportunities with fellow Asian countries for common development.

Fourth, we need to uphold multilateralism to defend international equity and justice. The 75th anniversary of the UN is a significant occasion for us to renew our commitment to multilateralism and oppose unilateralism and bullying; to uphold the authority and role of the UN, defend the international law and norms governing international relations, and safeguard the legitimate development rights and interests of all countries; and to further improve and strengthen the global governance system, and promote a more equitable and reasonable international order.

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