China News Service, May 8th. According to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under the initiative of China, the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council this month, the Security Council held a video session on the 7th "Maintaining International Peace and Security: Maintaining Multilateralism and an International Organization with the United Nations as the Core." System” high-level meeting.
The meeting was chaired by State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi. Foreign ministers of Russia, the United States, Mexico, Vietnam, Niger, Tunisia, Kenya, Ireland, Norway, Estonia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the deputy foreign ministers of India, Britain and France attended the meeting.
The President of the United Nations General Assembly Bozkor made a briefing to the meeting.
Wang Yi pointed out that in September last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping attended a series of high-level meetings for the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, which profoundly explained the connotation of multilateralism and clearly pointed out that we must adhere to the path of multilateralism.
Wang Yi said that the United Nations is the banner of multilateralism.
To adhere to multilateralism, we must maintain the basic norms of international relations based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, maintain the authority and status of the United Nations, and maintain the core role of the United Nations in international affairs.
This is what the contemporary practice of multilateralism should be, and it is absolutely incompatible with unilateralism.
Wang Yi said that in the face of the epidemic of the century and the changes in the past century, all parties should firmly follow the path of joint cooperation, mutual benefit and win-win, and practice true multilateralism.
We must cooperate and win-win, not zero-sum games.
All countries should conduct dialogue and cooperation on the basis of equality and mutual respect.
No country should expect others to lose, but should strive to win together with other countries to achieve universal security and common prosperity.
Be fair and just, don't bully.
The core is to promote the democratization of international relations, so that all countries share the responsibility for governance and jointly promote peaceful development.
The key is to promote the rule of law in international relations, abide by universally recognized international laws, and abide by mutually agreed international agreements.
International rules are not the patents and privileges of a few countries, and they cannot engage in exceptionalism and double standards.
Focus on action, don't just sit and talk.
It is necessary to total the interests of the world and incorporate the interests of the country in the interests of the world.
We must take into account the present and the long-term. It cannot be a temporary necessity, which will undermine the continuous peace of the world and the sustainable development of the world.
In particular, major countries must play an exemplary role and take the lead in providing global public goods.
Respect diversity, don't stand alone.
Each country has its own unique history and culture and needs to take a development path that suits its own national conditions.
Combining this diversity with the common values of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy, and freedom for all mankind will burst out a powerful force of multilateralism.
To divide the world by ideology, which runs counter to the spirit of multilateralism, is a retrogression in history.
Wang Yi said that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China and also the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations.
Standing at a new historical starting point, China will continue to hold high the banner of multilateralism, firmly implement the major initiatives announced by President Xi Jinping at the series of high-level meetings on the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations last year, and continue to support the work of multilateral mechanisms with the United Nations as the core with practical actions. Continue to be a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, a defender of international order and a provider of public goods.
China is willing to work with all parties to promote multilateralism and set sail again, to promote the reorganization of the United Nations and the establishment of a community with a shared future for mankind.
Participants generally believed that China’s initiative to hold this meeting was very timely and very important.
Under the current situation, the international community should strengthen solidarity and cooperation, continue to follow the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, strengthen the authority and role of the United Nations, work together to respond to global challenges such as the new crown pneumonia epidemic and climate change, and maintain the international system with the United Nations at its core. Maintain international peace and promote common development.
Wang Yi made a concluding speech, saying that the attendance of so many foreign ministers shows that all members of the Security Council attach great importance to the promotion of multilateralism.
In their speeches, everyone emphasized the importance of adhering to multilateralism, expressed the necessity of defending the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and reaffirmed the urgency of the UN to play a greater role in international affairs.
These are the greatest common divisors in the speeches of various countries and the greatest consensus reached at this meeting.
We need true multilateralism.
To achieve this goal, the key is to uphold the spirit of openness and tolerance, strict rule of law, consultation and cooperation, and advancing with the times, and adhere to the principles of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits.
International rules must be jointly formulated by all countries and cannot be controlled by a few countries or groups of countries.
China believes that adhering to true multilateralism is the common choice of the international community, which will guide us out of the haze of the epidemic and better safeguard world peace and development.Keywords: