Imperial Springs Forum 2021 concluded (PHOTO)
President of the Chinese Peoples Republic HE Xi Jinping delivered opening remarks at the opening ceremony of the 2021 Imperial Springs International Forum
China's determination to support multilateralism will not change.
"Multilateralism is essentially about having international affairs managed by all parties through consultation and the future of the world decided by all countries working together," .
President Xi Jinping called for upholding the international system with the United Nations at its core, the international order underpinned by international law, and the basic norms of international relations based on the purposes and principles of the UN charter, and promoting humanity's common values of peace, development, equity, justice, democracy, and freedom.
Event also been joined by Vice President of the Chinese Peoples Republic Wang Qishan.
The world is at a new crossroads, and the international community needs more than ever to build consensus, strengthen confidence and promote common development, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan made the remarks when addressing the opening ceremony of the 2021 Imperial Springs International Forum (ISIF) in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
The Chinese nation has always stood for lending a helping hand to others after one becomes well-off, advocated harmony and inclusiveness, and pursued peace and greater common ground, Vice-President Wang said.
He said China will firmly uphold multilateralism, explore paths for common development, promote mutual learning among civilizations, advance solidarity and win-win cooperation, and work with others to meet new challenges facing mankind.
"China will continue to open up to the outside world at a higher level, share China's opportunities with other countries and jointly build a community with a shared future for mankind,".
Themed "Multilateralism 2.0: Global Cooperation in the Post-Pandemic Era", this year's ISIF covered issues such as economic and social development, climate change, public health, global cooperation and governance, globalization and post-pandemic recovery.
The Hybrid forum being brought together over 150 guests from the political, academic and business spheres. Including Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Co-Chair Nizami Ganjavi International Center and former President of Latvia; Dr Chau Chak Wing, President of the Australia China Friendship and Exchange Association, Co-chair of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center Global Circle, Chair of the Asia-Pacific Region of World LeadershipAlliance - Club de Madrid President’s Circle; Ban Ki Moon, former UN Secretary-General; Boris Tadic, former President of Serbia; Rosen Plevneliev, former President of Bulgaria; Yves Leterme, former Prime Minister of Belgium; Vladimir Norov, Secretary General of the Shanghai CooperationOrganization and others.
The forum is jointly organized by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the Australia China Friendship and Exchange Association, the People's Government of Guangdong Province, and the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid. The Nizami Ganjavi International Center joined Imperial Springs Forum 2021 as a Co-organizer.