Disputes between countries must be handled through dialogue and cooperation: Xi at UNGA

UNITED NATIONS: In the midst of escalating tensions in relations with the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said that disputes between countries “must be dealt with through dialogue and cooperation” and called on world leaders to avoid “confrontation and exclusion”.
Speaking to the 76th High-Level General Assembly, President Xi said via a video link that the world must advocate peace, development, justice, fairness, democracy and freedom, which are the common values ​​of humanity, and reject the practice of forming small circles or zero-sum games.
“Differences and problems between countries, which can hardly be avoided, must be addressed through dialogue and cooperation on the basis of equality and mutual respect. The success of one country does not have to mean the failure of another country, and the world is large enough to accommodate common development and progress. all countries, he says.
Xi’s comments came hours after the US president Joe Biden said he did not intend to start a “new cold war” with China.
The United States and China have been locked in a resistance driven by major disagreements on issues such as trade, technology, Beijing’s aggressive moves in South China Sea and human rights. Earlier this year, high-level talks between the Biden administration and Beijing were fraught with tensions – with officials on both sides exchanging sharp reprimands in public.
“We must pursue dialogue and inclusion over confrontation and exclusion. We must build a new type of international relationship based on mutual respect, justice, fairness and win-win cooperation and do the best we can to increase the convergence of our interests. achieve the greatest possible synergy, he says.
He said the world needed to improve global governance and exercise true multilateralism.
“In the world, there is only one international system, that is, the international system with United Nations at its core. There is only one international order, that is, the international order that underlies international law. There is only one set of rules, that is, the basic standards of international relations supported by the aims and principles of A charter“Xi said, adding that the UN should maintain the banner of true multilateralism.
He said the UN should act as the central platform for countries to jointly safeguard universal security, share development achievements and chart the course for the world’s future.
The UN should promote work in a balanced way in all three areas of security, development and human rights, Xi said.
He called on the UN to increase its representation of developing countries in international affairs and said that the UN should adhere to ensuring a stable international order, increase the representation of developing countries and say in international affairs and take the lead in promoting democracy and the rule of law in international relations.
In a clear reference to a two-decade-old US intervention in Afghanistan that ended last month with the Taliban taking power in Kabul, he said that military intervention from outside and so-called democratic transformation do nothing but harm.
Xi said that China has never and will never invade or bully others, or seek hegemony.
“The Chinese people have always celebrated and strived to strive for the vision of peace, friendship and harmony,” he said, adding that China will continue to provide the world with new opportunities through its new development.
“China is always a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, a defender of international order and a supplier of public goods,” Xi said.
The president said that China would firmly oppose any political maneuver in tracking global covid-19 origins and continue to pursue global scientifically based coronavirus tracking.
Xi said that China strongly opposes political maneuvers in any form, in a clear reference to attempts by the United States and EU countries that pressured Beijing to allow an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus when it first appeared in Wuhan.
He said China will strive to provide a total of two billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines to the world by the end of this year.

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