Chinese State Councilor, Foreign Minister meets with envoys of Asia and Africa at UN

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Chinese State Councilor, Foreign Minister meets with envoys of Asia and Africa at UN

On August 15, 2022, a Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with visiting diplomats from Asia and Africa to the UN OfficeUN Office in Geneva via a video link in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province. LI ZIHENG XINHUA QINGDAO Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with visiting diplomats from Asia and Africa at the UN OfficeUN Office in Geneva on Monday and said it was a video link to the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister.

Wang said that China is willing to uphold the vision of a community with a shared future for humanity, and to work in solidarity with other developing countries to achieve common development and prosperity and to make the planet even more beautiful.

He said that we need a strong UN more than ever in the face of the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, the turbulent international situation and the resurgence of the Cold War mentality.

He said all sides should firmly uphold the international system with the UN at its core, the international order underpinned by international law, and basic norms governing international relations based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.

The Chinese diplomat stressed that the representation and voice of developing countries should be strengthened and multilateral institutions should not be reduced to tools for certain countries or groups of countries to manipulate and decide international affairs.

He introduced China's achievements in the development of human rights cause, saying that China is willing to carry out human rights exchanges and cooperation with other countries on the basis of equality and mutual respect with an open attitude, so as to learn from each other and make progress together.

He stressed that China must make the necessary and legitimate responses to every blatant provocation by the United States, due to the historical facts of the Taiwan question and China's solemn position.

He said that this is exercising the right to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as safeguarding the principle of non-interference in other countries' internal affairs.

The envoys applauded China's world-renowned achievements and strong leadership and applauded China's efforts to promote development, progress and social equality.

They said the one-China principle established by the UN General Assembly Resolution 2758 is the consensus of the international community and the political basis for developing bilateral relations between all countries and China. The internal affairs of China brook no interference, and Taiwan and Xinjiang are both integral parts of China.

They said that human rights issues should not be politicized and measures taken by China to defend its legitimate rights should be firmly supported by the international community.