Xi Jinpings June 2019: Busy Diplomatic Month

 Xi Jinpings June 2019: Busy Diplomatic Month

This month, Xi also sent congratulatory letters to the first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo, exchanged congratulatory telegrams with Irish President Higgins on the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Ireland, and ordinary telephone calls with US President Trung.

In June, Xi Jinping coordinated the domestic and international overall situation, constantly consolidated the foundation of Chinas own development, and went to the world with a more proactive attitude.

Every important international conference is a transmission of Chinas voice, which reflects Chinas determination to continue to be a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development and a maintainer of international order.

Since its establishment 27 years ago, ASCIC has become the most widely covered, largest and most representative forum for security dialogue and cooperation in Asia. Xi Jinping attended the CICA Dushanbe Summit and delivered an important speech on the common vision of member states in pursuit of a better future in Asia. He proposed to build Asia of mutual respect and trust, Asia of security and stability, Asia of development and prosperity, Asia of openness and inclusiveness and Asia of cooperation and innovation. Five Asia embodies the broad consensus of all parties on the future development trend of Asia, expands the connotation and extension of the CICA process, and leads the concept and direction of regional cooperation.

The G20 Osaka Summit was held at a historic juncture of international turmoil. At the crossroads of the world economy and at the critical stage of the reform of the international system, what should the G20, as the main forum for international economic cooperation, do? Xi Jinping put forward the propositions of we should respect the objective law, we should grasp the general trend of development, we should cherish the common future, and accordingly put forward four perseverance: persisting in reform and innovation, tapping the growth motive force, persisting in advancing with the times, improving global governance, persisting in facing difficulties and breaking the bottleneck of development. Adhere to the spirit of partnership and properly handle differences.

Three essentials and four perseverance have led the G20 in the right direction, pointed out the direction for the world economy and global governance, demonstrated the vision and wisdom of Chinese leaders, and played the role of a responsible big country.

Advocate the spirit of partnership and cooperation, practice the concept of mutual benefit and win-win, and explain the idea of common development. In these four important international conferences, Xi Jinping joined hands and promoted them in a coordinated manner, thus realizing the re-promotion of Chinas international influence, the re-improvement of the overall diplomatic layout and the re-expansion of strategic operational space.

Four State Visits to Build Stable Peripheral Relations

In June, there are not only heavyweight international conferences, but also heavyweight state visits. Four state visits, ranging from Russia to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to North Korea, covered foreign and peripheral diplomacy, consolidated friendship and mutual trust, enhanced understanding and consensus, and were of great significance for the benefit of the people of the countries concerned and for the maintenance of regional security and stability.

In Russia, Xi Jinping and Putin announced the development of a comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation in the new era between China and Russia, and the upgrading of bilateral relations. In the important year of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, they endowed bilateral relations with a new orientation and connotation. The two sides made in-depth dialogues on major international and regional issues and signed a proposal on strengthening global strategic stability. The joint statement reflects the spirit of responsibility of China and Russia and the positive effect of strategic cooperation between the two countries.

Achieve the right way, thousands of miles are the same. After 70 years of vicissitudes, China-Russia relations have successfully come out of a correct way for big countries and neighbouring countries to get along with each other. They have become more mature, stable and tenacious. They have constantly displayed new features and set up a new model of international relations featuring mutual respect, fairness, justice and win-win cooperation.

In Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Xi Jinping recounts traditional friendship and talks about bright prospects for cooperation. Xi Jinping signed a joint statement with the two presidents to further deepen the comprehensive strategic partnership, which laid out a new blueprint for the development of bilateral relations. Central Asia is the first place for the one belt and one road initiative. Xi Jinpings state visit has further promoted the one belt and one road construction to start at a higher starting point. China has reached a number of economic and trade achievements with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and signed more than 20 cooperation documents.

In North Korea, Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un had friendly, frank and in-depth exchanges on various occasions, such as meetings and talks, and reached important consensus on composing a new chapter of China-DPRK friendship and maintaining peace and stability on the peninsula. At the same time, Xi Jinping also conducted a series of friendly contacts and exchanges with the broad masses of Korean cadres, which fully reflected the deep friendship between the two countries.

This visit coincides with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the DPRK. It is Xi Jinpings first visit to the DPRK since he became the supreme leader of the Party and the state. It is also the 5th meeting with Kim Jong-un in 15 months. Close meetings between special nodes have renewed the vitality of the traditional friendship between China and DPRK, and have led all parties to inject new impetus into promoting the Peninsula dialogue.

Kindness and good neighborliness are the treasures of our country. Maintaining the security and stability of the surrounding areas concerns Chinas strategic interests, striving to build a stable relationship between the surrounding areas, the present and the future.