Chinese President Xi Jinping today asked the United Nations for countries to abandon the “Cold War mentality” and bet on cooperation in the post-covid-19 era.
“The Cold War mentality, ideological lines or games where no one wins are not a solution to a country’s problems, much less an answer to the joint challenges of humanity”, underlined Xi, in his video intervention, at the 75th summit UN anniversary.
In the midst of conflict with the United States, Xi Jinping argued that it is necessary to “replace conflict with dialogue” and seek common interests among nations, emphasizing that all countries must act with mutual respect and under the principle of equality.
“No country has the right to dominate global business, control the fate of others or take full advantage of development. Much less should you allow yourself to do what you want and be a hegemonic power, the bandit or the owner of the world, ”said the Chinese President, in a message to the United States.
Xi insisted that “unilateralism is a dead end” and argued that the voices of the developing world should be more represented at the UN, as they reflect the interests of most states.
The Chinese President also highlighted the achievements of the United Nations since its founding in 1945, but warned that the world now faces several challenges that represent a great test, including the “covid-19 sudden attack”, referring to the pandemic.
“The world now faces a new historical starting point,” said Xi, who called for renewal, in the aftermath of the pandemic, as well as a commitment to multilateralism and work for the benefit of all.
In addition to speaking at the summit that marks the 75th anniversary, the Chinese President will speak again on Tuesday with a more comprehensive speech, on the opening day of the UN General Assembly.
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