In this April 9, 2014 file photo, Wang Qun, then Director of the Armed Forces Department of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, talks to media in Vienna, Austria. (QIAN YI / XINHUA)
VIENNA — Chinese Permanent Mission to UN and other International Organizations in Vienna will further pursue multilateralism to improve the global governance system, a Chinese representative said on Monday.
The role of multilateral diplomacy and the challenges it faces have never been greater than they are now and multilateralism has become ever more relevant
"I will do my utmost to work together with all the colleagues here to further pursue multilateralism for the betterment of the global governance system, and to help foster a new type of international relations and a community with a shared future for mankind," said Wang Qun, permanent representative of Chinese Permanent Mission to UN and other International Organizations in Vienna.
The role of multilateral diplomacy and the challenges it faces have never been greater than they are now and multilateralism has become ever more relevant, he told a gathering of about 200 international diplomats marking his assumption of office.
The fundamental norm of multilateralism is to address international issues through consultation on the basis of agreed-rules with each other's interests and concerns taken into consideration, Wang said.
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China will stay committed to firmly supporting the United Nations and its role, and its policy of firmly supporting multilateralism will remain unchanged, he said.
China has been firm and unequivocal in undertaking dialogues and consultations in pursuit of enduring peace, and in advancing inclusive, balanced and sustainable development in the spirit of openness, he added.
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It has been firm and unequivocal in promoting the betterment of the global governance system through multilateralism while committing itself to the vision of consultation, cooperation and benefit for all in global governance, Wang said.
And it has also been firm and unequivocal in building a new type of international relations featuring mutual respect, fairness and justice and win-win cooperation through partnership, Wang said.
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