Beijing, 24 May 2022 (TDI): China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attend the opening ceremony of the 78th UNESCAP annual meeting in Guangzhou on May 23, through video call and delivered a video address.

Wang Yi, State Councilor and Foreign Minister, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the 78th UNESCAP annual meeting in Guangzhou on May 23.

ESCAP was founded 75 years ago in Shanghai, China, according to Wang Yi. Today, 75 years later, Asia Pacific is again at a historical crossroads. Peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific area affect the fate of the region and the future of the globe.

He further said that it is time to use history as a guide, move ahead with zeal, join hands to form an Asia-Pacific community with a shared future and create new glories for Asia-Pacific cooperation.

The objectives outlined by the Foreign Minister 

The first is to maintain unwavering peace and stability and preserve the UN Charter’s purposes and principles. It also includes categorically opposing any attempt to bring military groups and camps into conflict in the Asia-Pacific.

The second is to make active efforts to promote economic development. Such as promoting the construction of the Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area, building an open Asia-Pacific economy and the global economy, and bringing more “Asia-Pacific possibilities” for global economic recovery and growth.

The third goal is to complement each other’s strengths in order to create win-win collaboration, increase policy alignment, expand cooperation and coordination, and make Asia-Pacific achievements to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Moreover, Wang Yi emphasized that China has continued to base itself in the Asia-Pacific. Benefited the Asia-Pacific, and contribute more concretely to the region’s long-term stability and sustainable development. China would resolutely protect Asia-Pacific peace and promote Asia-Pacific development.

Wang said, China will participate in Asia-Pacific cooperation, and support the United Nations ESCAP’s work in advancing regional development.

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