China News Agency, Beijing, April 26 (Li Jingze) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin pointed out at a regular press conference on the 26th that the essence of multilateralism is to act in accordance with the law and follow the rules.

This "law" is international law, and this "chapter" is the "United Nations Charter."

  April 24 is the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace.

In his speech, UN Secretary-General Guterres pointed out that we need a more developed multilateralism network, an inclusive multilateralism, and strong multilateral action.

Varovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, said that multilateralism is not only the foundation of the United Nations Charter and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, but also has an inestimable effect on the peace and progress of mankind.

  In this regard, Wang Wenbin said that China agrees with the relevant statements made by Secretary-General Guterres and Director-General Varovaya.

Adhering to multilateralism is the right way to solve the endless problems and challenges in today's world and realize human development.

  He pointed out that the basis of multilateralism is equal treatment.

Only by adhering to equality between large and small countries and abandoning the bullying and hegemony of the strong and the weak can we build consensus, pool the wisdom of all parties, and unite all forces to tackle global challenges such as climate change, environmental protection, and sustainable development. .

  Wang Wenbin emphasized that the essence of multilateralism is to act in accordance with the law and act in accordance with the rules.

This "law" is international law, and this "chapter" is the "United Nations Charter."

Only by observing international law and following the "United Nations Charter" can stable and fair international rules and international order be formed, and can it bring lasting peace and stability to the world.

Defining international rules with the rules of a small number of countries and replacing the international order with the order of a small number of countries is "pseudo multilateralism," which will only create and aggravate unrest and turmoil.

  Wang Wenbin said that in the face of a century of change and the superimposed shocks of the epidemic in the century, all countries can only think in one place, deepen cooperation through dialogue and consultation, and through communication and coordination to manage and control differences, in order to seek common ground, reserving differences, and jointly safeguard the world. Peace and development, together to create a better future.

  Wang Wenbin said that this year marks the 50th anniversary of New China's restoration of its legal seat in the United Nations and the 20th anniversary of China's accession to the World Trade Organization.

As the first country to sign the United Nations Charter, China is an advocate, defender, practitioner, and pioneer of multilateralism.

"We will work with all members of the international community to jointly promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind, and let the light of multilateralism illuminate the road ahead for mankind."