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Yang Jiechi Attends the 15th Annual Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club
2018-10-18

On October 18, 2018, Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee Yang Jiechi attended and addressed the 15th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi.

Yang Jiechi pointed out that there is a general consensus among various countries to pursue the goal of peace and security during an era where multi-polarization and economic globalization continue to develop across the world. Meanwhile, Cold-War mentality and zero-sum game still exist; unilateralism keeps on rising; and trade protectionism cannot be ignored. Many countries and regions are still suffering from conflicts and wars. The international community should, with a high sense of responsibility, jointly create opportunities, face up challenges together, as well as make joint efforts to reform and improve the global governance system, so as to build a better and more harmonious world hand in hand.

Yang Jiechi noted that under the guidance of Xi Jinping's thought on diplomacy, China remains committed to the concept of peace, development and cooperation, actively pursues the building of a new type of international relations and promotes the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. China will adhere to the road of peaceful development, keep to the course of opening up, stick to multilateralism, actively develop a global partnership and push for the joint building of the Belt and Road Initiative. China will always serve as an advocate of world peace, a contributor of global prosperity and a defender of the world order. Over the past 20 plus years, China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination has been continuously running at a high level, and all-round cooperation between the two countries has set a model for the international community. China and Russia determine to further give play to the role as responsible major countries to inject more positive energy into the world.

The Valdai International Discussion Club, founded by Russia, holds the annual meeting each year, and serves as an important platform for the exchange of views for politicians and scholars from various countries across the world.

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