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Chinese foreign minister outlines China’s diplomatic priorities for 2024

Beijing, 9 January, 2024 (GNP): Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi revealed China’s diplomatic agenda for 2024, affirming China’s commitment to confidence, self-reliance, and responsible global participation as a major country.

Addressing a symposium on the international situation and China’s foreign relations in 2023, Wang Yi, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, emphasized China’s strategic leadership in global events.

He highlighted key gatherings such as the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, Boao Forum for Asia, China International Import Expo, and Forum on Global Action for Shared Development, stressing China’s active engagement in these forums.

Wang Yi pledged China’s commitment to safeguarding its sovereignty, security, and development interests while contributing to a favorable external environment conducive to high-quality development.

He affirmed China’s dedication to addressing major global issues and supporting the unity and cooperation of developing countries.

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China reiterated its commitment to openness and inclusiveness, aiming to strengthen global partnerships. Wang Yi emphasized the importance of strengthening relations with the United States, Russia, and the European Union.

He underlined China’s intent to foster cooperation with neighboring countries, developing nations, and the BRICS countries, promoting a new type of international relations.

Additionally, Wang Yi highlighted China’s commitment to the Global Civilization Initiative, promoting mutual understanding among civilizations and enhancing friendship among nations.

China pledged to advocate for fairness and justice in international relations, calling for the establishment of an equal and orderly multi-polar world. Wang Yi urged countries to uphold the principles of the UN Charter and work towards reforming the global governance system.

Emphasizing the pursuit of win-win cooperation, China vowed to oppose unilateralism, protectionism, and anti-globalization.

It pledged to facilitate trade and investment liberalization, resolve structural issues affecting global economic growth, and enhance global industrial and supply chain stability.

China affirmed its commitment to global development cooperation, supporting independent development in developing countries.

It promised to implement outcomes from the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, expand cooperation areas, and contribute to global opportunities through China’s development endeavors.

Wang Yi’s outlined vision showcases China’s comprehensive approach to global diplomacy and cooperation, aiming to foster a more inclusive and mutually beneficial global order.