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Wang Yi talks about 2019 China's Diplomacy:Firmly defended fairness and justice in the international arena, uphold multilateralism and greater democracy in international relations

On December 13, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi attended the Symposium on The International Situation and China's Foreign Relations in 2019 and deliver a speech. He says, China has firmly defended fairness and justice in the international arena, serving as a pillar for multilateralism and greater democracy in international relations.

Wang Yi says, in the face of unilateralist and hegemonic moves, China has firmly stood on the right side of history and on the side of the common interests of the overwhelming majority of countries. From the G20 Summit to the BRICS Summit, from the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations to the China-France Seminar on Global Governance, from the Boao Forum for Asia to the leaders' meetings on East Asian cooperation, China has taken a consistent and unwavering stand, namely, firmly upholding the UN-centered international system, safeguarding the international order underpinned by the international law, and promoting the multilateral trading regime centered on the WTO.

President Xi Jinping's call for extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits in global governance and for building a community with a shared future for mankind has been embraced and supported by more and more countries.

Wang Yi says, China is deeply engaged in international cooperation in such areas as climate change, counter-terrorism, terrorism prevention and cyber-security. China has honored its international responsibilities and duties, and made important contributions to global efforts against global challenges. During this year's G20 Summit, China held a meeting on climate change together with France and the UN. China and France also signed the Beijing Call for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change.

In the election for the FAO Director-General, the Chinese candidate won by a wide margin. And for the first time, Chinese nationals have been appointed Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General and UN Resident Coordinator. All this speaks to the increasing role played by China in UN affairs.

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