I wish to extend warm congratulations on the opening of the 9th Beijing Xiangshan Forum.
Peace is an enduring aspiration of mankind. China is committed to advancing cooperation through dialogue, promoting peace through cooperation, and safeguarding development through peace. We have called for equal-footed dialogue and consultation, engaged in the building of various security dialogue mechanisms, and expanded security partnership and cooperation. Maintaining lasting peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific meets the shared interests of countries in the region and requires the wisdom and contribution of all. In the face of complicated security threats, countries need to stick together and uphold the UN-centered international system. It is our shared responsibility to improve the new type of security partnership, build a security architecture fitting the regional reality, and more effectively promote enduring peace and common security in the Asia-Pacific region.
I encourage the participants to have in-depth discussions under the theme of “Maintaining International Order and Promoting Peace in the Asia-Pacific”, build consensus and seek solutions to our common challenges. Together, let us make new and greater contributions to promoting world peace and development, and to building a community with a shared future for mankind.
I wish the 9th Beijing Xiangshan Forum a full success!
President Xi Jinping
The People’s Republic of China
Beijing, 21 October 2019