Congratulatory Letter to the 8th Beijing Xiangshan Forum
President Xi Jinping
The People’s Republic of China
Beijing, 25 October 2018
On the occasion of the opening of the 8th Beijing Xiangshan Forum, I would like to extend, on behalf of the Chinese government and people, and in my own name, warm congratulations on the forum and a sincere welcome to defense and military leaders from various countries, representatives of international organizations, experts and scholars attending the event.
Peace, development, and win-win cooperation remain the trend of today’s world. The global governance system and international order are changing at a faster pace, and the future of people around the world is closely connected. At the same time, the international community faces increasingly prominent traditional and non-traditional security challenges. China follows a new concept of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security. We will adopt an even more open approach to work with all nations to enhance development and security through cooperation and foster a community with a shared future for mankind. The Chinese military will always remain a staunch force for world peace and stability.
The Beijing Xiangshan Forum is a major platform for international security and defense dialogues. Since its inception, the forum, guided by the principle of equality, openness, inclusiveness and mutual learning, has played a positive role in promoting security dialogue, mutual trust and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific. At this year’s forum themed “Building a New Type of Security Partnership of Equality, Mutual Trust and Win-Win Cooperation”, I hope you will pool wisdom, build consensus, contribute to a new form of international relations featuring mutual respect, fairness, justice, and win-win cooperation, and join forces to build a brighter future for mankind.
I wish the 8th Beijing Xianshan Forum a great success.