BEIJING — Foreign Minister Wang Yi has pledged better diplomatic work to serve the development of China and the world.
As the largest developing country, the diplomatic work of China should serve the creation of a better external environment for the country’s modernization, Wang said in an interview with journalists of the People’s Daily, the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
“On the other hand, we also need to take our international responsibilities and make new contributions to the development and progress of humanity,” he said in the interview, which was published in the Dec 25 edition of the newspaper.
Wang said China will make every possible effort to host the Boao Forum for Asia, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit, the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation and the China International Import Expo next year to “open a new chapter” for win-win cooperation between China and other countries.
He also said China will promote the healthy development of China-US relations, maintain high-level strategic coordination with Russia, consolidate the sound momentum for relations with European countries, and work to build a framework for major-country relations featuring overall stability and balanced development.
He said China will deepen its friendship with neighbors and seek political settlement regarding issues such as the Korean Peninsula and Afghanistan.
Wang said that in 2018, China will implement the results reached at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation and put in place mechanisms to boost cooperation.
The foreign minister said China will also participate in global governance, make economic globalization more open, inclusive and beneficial to more people, and advance international cooperation in responding to climate change and fighting terrorism.
Moreover, he said China will participate in making rules regarding emerging sectors, such as cyberspace and outer space, and will oppose all forms of protectionism.
To better serve the country’s development, Wang said China will expedite communication and exchanges among Chinese and foreign personnel, improve consular services and explore building a safety network for overseas Chinese.