Seminar on China's diplomacy in new era held in Poland to mark 71st anniversary of bilateral ties
2020-10-12 15:01 | Xinhua

WARSAW, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- A seminar on China's diplomacy in the new era was held here on Wednesday to celebrate the 71st National Day of the People's Republic of China and the 71st anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Poland.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a severe test to the world, and the voices of unilateralism, protectionism and anti-globalization are getting louder, Chinese ambassador to Poland Liu Guangyuan said in a speech during the seminar.

However, the trend of multi-polarization of the world and democratization of international relations will not change, he noted.

"We must maintain full confidence and determination and strive to promote the construction of a new type of international relations and a community with a shared future for mankind," Liu stressed.

The seminar, jointly held by the Chinese Embassy in Poland and the China Foreign Languages Bureau, was also attended by Deputy Speaker of the lower house of the Polish parliament Piotr Zgorzelski, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz, Chairman of the Polish-Chinese Parliamentary Group Marek Suski, and other Polish government officials and think tank experts. Fang Zhenghui, deputy director of the China Foreign Languages Bureau and other Chinese experts attended the meeting via video link.

In-depth topics were discussed during the seminar, including building a new type of international relations and a community with a shared future for mankind, joint construction of the "Belt and Road" and deepening China-Poland and China-Europe partnerships.

Liu also said that there are no geopolitical conflicts between China and Poland, and there is no fundamental conflict of interest.

"There are sincere friendship and great cooperation potential between China and Poland. The two sides should firmly grasp the opportunities brought by the development of China-EU relations, the '17+1 cooperation' and the joint construction of the 'Belt and Road', as well as promote practical cooperation in various fields to continuously make new progress and better benefit the two countries and the two peoples." Liu added.

For his part, Zgorzelski said that Poland was one of the first countries to recognize and establish diplomatic relations with China. The successful development of bilateral relations over the past 71 years has been encouraging and brought tangible benefits to the two peoples.

"Poland and China have joined hands to fight the epidemic, which is a vivid manifestation of a friend in need is a friend indeed," Zgorzelski added.

Przydacz noted that China has achieved world-renowned achievements and become an important partner on the world stage, and that it is a consensus of Poland to deepen its cooperation with China.

"Both Poland and China are advocates of multilateralism. Polish President Andrzej Duda and Chinese President Xi Jinping both expressed their support for the United Nations (UN) to play a greater role in international affairs in their speeches in the general debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly," Przydacz said.

"Poland will continue to actively participate in the '17+1 cooperation' and the Belt and Road Initiative to strengthen bilateral cooperation at the multilateral and regional levels," he added. 

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