作者：英文巴士 来源：英文巴士 2017-02-21 10:21
Remarks by Foreign Minister Wang Yi at 2017 New Year Reception Hosted by the Chinese Foreign Ministry
Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, 24 January 2017
State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Madam Le Aimei,
Your Excellencies Ambassadors, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Representatives of International Organizations and Their Spouses,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The Spring Festival is just a few days away. On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of you, and express my heartfelt thanks to all ambassadors, diplomatic envoys and representatives of international organizations for what you have done in the past year to strengthen friendship and cooperation between China and the world. I would also like to pay high tribute to all the localities and other government departments for your strong support to China’s diplomacy.
The year 2016 was also a year of tackling serious challenges and blazing new paths for China’s diplomacy. In face of various risks and challenges, we continued to advance on the path of peaceful development with more determined and steady strides. Amid complex changes on the international landscape and fast evolution of global architecture, we firmly safeguarded our national sovereignty, security and development interests and significantly raised China’s standing and influence in the world.
We made steady progress in our relations with major countries. Heads of state of China and the US held a number of successful meetings and jointly pushed forward the building of a new model of major country relationship. Chinese and Russian presidents maintained close exchanges and China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination was taken to a new high. We successfully hosted the 18th China-EU Summit. China and the UK expressed renewed commitment to opening a “Golden Era” of bilateral relations. Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries entered a new phase. China and other BRICS countries worked hand in hand and sustained the sound momentum of BRICS cooperation.