On November 2, 2016, the Core Group Meeting of Munich Security Conference was held in Beijing. Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui attended the meeting at invitation and delivered a speech.
Zhang Yesui expressed in his speech that the world today is undergoing unprecedented historic changes. Asia is still the most dynamic region in the world and plays an outstanding “locomotive” role in the world economy. The general peace and stability in Asia benefit from the comprehensive, sustainable and relatively rapid growth of the regional economy, as well as adherence of regional countries to the “Asian way” in properly handling relations, especially conflicts and disputes among countries.
Zhang Yesui said that development is the cornerstone of security and the fundamental way to solve Asian issues. Asian countries should strengthen macroeconomic policy coordination, resolutely oppose all forms of trade protectionism, firmly advance liberalization and facilitation in trade and investment, constantly deepen regional cooperation and economic integration and commit to the establishment of an open and inclusive regional economic system.
Zhang Yesui noted that Asian counties should continue to strengthen dialogues and cooperation, properly deal with regional hotspot issues and dissolve security risks and hidden perils. China calls for strengthening the coordination, upgrade and improvement of existing security mechanisms, and is devoted to building a multi-level, complex, open and inclusive regional security framework.
Zhang Yesui stated that as an important member of Asia, China has always been the determined participant, builder and contributor of regional security and economic cooperation. China is willing to work together with all parties to play a positive and constructive role in Asia security and cooperation.
(This article is published on the official website of Chinese Foreign Ministry)