China News Agency, Beijing, June 6th. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi accepted an interview with the central media after his visit to the South Pacific island country on the 5th.

He said that China is willing to continue to enhance mutual trust and strengthen cooperation with Pacific island countries. In the process of revitalization and prosperity of the island countries, China will always be a reliable strategic partner of the island countries.

  "This trip to South Pacific has achieved 'full coverage' of the Pacific island countries that have established diplomatic ties." Wang Yi said, "I have extensive and in-depth communications with 17 leaders and more than 30 minister-level officials of the 10 island countries that have established diplomatic relations, and I feel personally Pacific island countries' pursuit of development, their desire for cooperation, and their expectation of China."

  Wang Yi pointed out that over the years, Pacific island countries are often easily forgotten or even marginalized by the international community due to their weak national strength and small voice.

The island countries proposed that they should not be reduced to "spectators of the world", let alone be left behind, but should keep pace with the world.

China is also a developing country, and we can best understand the situation, needs and concerns of small and medium-sized countries.

The PNG foreign minister and others appreciated China's unremitting efforts for the development and prosperity of the island countries for nearly half a century, and hoped that other major countries could learn from China.

The President of Vanuatu and other leaders of the island countries believe that China is a true friend and good partner of the island countries.

The President of Kiribati emphasized the right of island countries to independently choose partners, and hoped that China would play a greater role in helping island countries develop.

  Wang Yi said that all island countries hope to ride on the express train of China's development and contribute to their own sustainable development.

They all hope to expand exchanges with China, inherit friendship, and consolidate the public opinion foundation of friendship.

The island countries also appreciate China's upholding justice in safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests of the island countries on the international stage, and speaking up in global affairs such as climate change.

China is willing to continue to enhance mutual trust and cooperation with Pacific island countries. In the process of revitalization and prosperity of the island countries, China will always be a reliable strategic partner of the island countries.

  Talking about China's basic policies towards Pacific island countries, Wang Yi said that China and Pacific island countries are both developing countries and share broad consensus, similar concerns and common missions.

The direction of China's policy towards island countries has been clear, that is, to continuously push forward the comprehensive strategic partnership of mutual respect and common development.

Mutual respect is the basic principle for China to develop relations with island countries, and common development is the fundamental goal of China's cooperation with island countries.

  Wang Yi pointed out that the connotation of China's policy towards island countries can be summarized as "four insistences".

The first is to uphold equal treatment.

China will continue to uphold the correct concept of justice and interests and the concept of sincerity, amity and sincerity to develop friendly relations with the island countries.

The second is to insist on mutual respect.

China always respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the island countries, respects the people of the island countries to explore a development path that suits their own national conditions, and does not interfere in the internal affairs of the island countries.

The third is to adhere to win-win cooperation.

China will deepen practical cooperation with the island countries in various fields, sincerely help the island countries to develop their economy and improve people's livelihood, and share the dividends of China's development with the people of the island countries.

Fourth, adhere to openness and inclusiveness.

China's cooperation with island countries is not aimed at or interfered with by any country.

China is always willing to carry out trilateral or multi-party cooperation with willing developed countries in island countries with an open attitude to achieve multi-win and win-win results.

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