Beijing, December 30. — Chinese President Xi Jinping highlighted the country's achievements in foreign relations during a meeting with diplomatic envoys, Prensa Latina news agency reported.
During the meeting, the president called for a correct understanding of the international environment and the role of Chinese diplomacy in the new era, which gives priority to building a community with a shared future for mankind.
He called for a comprehensive study and comprehensive implementation of “the spirit of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party, the essence of the Central Conference on Foreign Affairs Work, and the Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.” Especially the thought of diplomacy.
The first refers to the Asian giant's programmatic directives regarding diplomatic leadership based on Xi's ideas and expectations.
During the meeting, the President acknowledged the special challenges that Chinese diplomacy has faced in recent years, such as confronting Covid-19, stopping the escalation of tensions and the interference of foreign powers.
He thanked the ambassadors for their hard work and stressed the importance of following the centralized and unified leadership of the Communist Party of China.
The Central Work Conference on Foreign Relations was recently held in China.
Regarding this quote, Xi recommended staying true to the founding mission, being loyal to the Party, strengthening responsibility, showing courage to defend national interests, and promoting full and strict autonomy of the Communist Party of China.
The previous day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented a summary of the main topics of this conference and referred in particular to the goals of diplomacy in the new phase.
“We will be guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy in particular,” said spokeswoman Mao Ning.
He added that in 2024, the nation's focus will be on “the core mission of the Communist Party of China and the country, which is to seek progress while maintaining stability, opening new horizons while upholding basic principles, and firmly safeguarding sovereignty, security and development rights.”
According to the spokesman, Beijing is exploring “new frontiers” in diplomatic theory and practice, and strengthening other dynamics in its relations with the world.
He concluded by saying, “We are working to raise China's influence, attractiveness and power at the international level to shape events to a new level.”
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