Chinese landmark concept put into UN Security Council resolution

The Chinese concept of building "a human community with shared destiny" was incorporated into a UN Security Council resolution for the first time on March 17, according to a report on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The 15-nation UN body unanimously adopted resolution 2344 (2017) to extend the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for another year until March 17, 2018, stressing the crucial importance of advancing regional cooperation in the spirit of win-win cooperation as an effective means to promote security, stability and economic and social development in Afghanistan and the region to create a community of shared future for mankind.

The resolution also urged more international efforts to strengthen regional economic cooperation through initiatives such as the Belt and Road.

The council said it welcomes and urges further efforts to strengthen the process of regional economic cooperation, including measures to facilitate regional connectivity, trade and transit. These include regional development initiatives such as the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (the Belt and Road) Initiative and regional development projects.

The resolution urged all parties to provide a secure environment, integrate their development policies and strategies and promote the practical connectivity cooperation for these development initiatives and trade agreements to be fully implemented.

Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the UN, said that the important Chinese concept was put into a Security Council resolution for the first time, thus showing the consensus of the international community on embracing the concept and manifesting China's great contributions to global governance.

Liu said, Chinese President Xi Jinping elaborated the concept of building a community of common destiny in his keynote speech at the UN Office in Geneva in January. It is a solution China offers to the world for promoting the global development and progress in human civilization.

The Chinese envoy said that the council's latest move is conducive to creating a favorable atmosphere for China to host a Belt and Road forum for international cooperation in Beijing this May in order to brainstorm on interconnected development.

Liu voiced his hope that all UN member states will take an active part in the joint efforts to carry out the Chinese initiative and the Chinese concept by implementing the resolution.

The Belt and Road Initiative, proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, aims to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient Silk Road trade routes.

The initiative has won support from more than 100 countries and international organizations, with nearly 50 cooperation agreements signed between governments.

Editor: zhangjunmian
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