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Xi meets foreign leaders attending Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday held talks with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and met with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Singaporean President Halimah Yacob, and Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni who are in Beijing to attend the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations.

Xi meets Sri Lankan president

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who is in China to attend the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC), at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, May 14, 2019. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday met with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who is in Beijing to attend the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC).

Expressing China’s strong condemnation of recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, Xi said China is ready to stand alongside the Sri Lankan government and people, support Sri Lanka in combating terrorism, and help the country enhance its counter-terrorism capacity building to safeguard national security and stability.

China stands ready to work with Sri Lanka to constantly push forward their strategic cooperative partnership that features sincere mutual help and long-term friendship, Xi said.

He called on the two sides to maintain regular high-level communication, firmly grasp the general direction of friendly cooperation, and staunchly support each other.

The two countries should steadily advance the joint construction of the Belt and Road, promote cooperation in major projects, and accelerate livelihood projects to benefit the people of Sri Lanka, Xi said. He called for deepening security law enforcement cooperation and jointly addressing non-traditional security threats including terrorism.

Xi expressed hope that Sri Lanka would make good use of the CDAC as a platform to showcase its time-honored Buddhist civilization and colorful and diversified cultures.

Sirisena spoke of the significance of the China-proposed CDAC for the region and the world, saying it’s also important for Sri Lanka.

Thanking China for its long-term support, Sirisena said Sri Lanka always regards developing relations with China as a priority, and is willing to work with China to enhance Belt and Road cooperation, and deepen development and security cooperation.

The two leaders attended a ceremony for the signing of bilateral cooperation documents after the meeting.

Xi holds talks with Greek president

Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd R) and his wife Peng Liyuan (1st R) pose for group photos with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos (2nd L) and his wife in Beijing, capital of China, May 14, 2019. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday held talks with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who is on a state visit to China and will attend the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations in Beijing.

Xi spoke of the significance of Pavlopoulos’s visit to promote exchanges and mutual learning of civilizations in Europe and Asia, as well as dialogue among civilizations in the world.

Xi underscored the inclusiveness of Chinese civilization since ancient times, noting the entry of ancient Greek civilization, ancient Roman civilization, Mediterranean civilization, as well as Buddhism, Islam and Christianity into the country through the ancient Silk Road.

There has never been any clash of civilizations or any religious war in China, Xi said, adding that the Chinese nation does not have a tradition of aggression.

The Chinese people, Xi said, have long upheld the devotion to the country, believing that the country always comes first, before the family. They are convinced there would be no individual and family happiness without a strong unified nation.

He said the Chinese people remain rock-firm determined to safeguarding the national unification and territorial integrity, as well as protecting the national interests and the state dignity.

China will firmly follow the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics despite all sorts of hardship and obstacles, Xi added.

Describing people of all countries as living in a global village destined to swim or sink together, Xi stressed the need to promote exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations and win-win cooperation of various countries to build an open, inclusive, clean and beautiful world that enjoys lasting peace, universal security and common prosperity.

Pavlopoulos said the “clash of civilizations” argument drummed up by certain people in the international arena was a huge mistake.

He said different civilizations should respect each other, enhance mutual learning through dialogue and exchanges and draw upon each other’s strengths, which is the way to guarantee lasting peace of the world and harmonious co-existence of humanity.

Greece highly appreciates the Xi-proposed outlook on world civilizations, the joint development of the Belt and Road Initiative, and the concept of building a community with a shared future for humanity, Pavlopoulos said.

Greece also highly commends China on upholding multilateralism, honoring its words and keeping its promises in the international arena, Pavlopoulos added.

Xi meets Armenian PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who is in China to attend the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC), at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, May 14, 2019. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday met with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who is here to attend the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations.

Xi said China and Armenia, both having a long history of civilization, should promote mutual learning that will serve as a strong support for consolidating long-lasting friendship between the two countries as well as jointly building the Belt and Road, to inject new impetus into regional cooperation and development.

China stands ready to push forward bilateral cooperation and achieve more tangible results in various fields including trade and investment, mining, metal smelting, renewable energy as well as infrastructure construction, said Xi.

The two sides should strengthen cooperation on anti-terrorism, law enforcement and security, and jointly combat “three forces” of terrorism, separatism and extremism, Xi said.

Pashinyan said Armenia treats bilateral relationship from a strategic perspective and is willing to actively participate in the joint building of the Belt and Road.

Armenia is firmly committed to fighting terrorism, he added.

Xi meets Singaporean president

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Singaporean President Halimah Yacob, who is in China to attend the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC), at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, May 14, 2019. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

BEIJING, May 14 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday met with Singaporean President Halimah Yacob, who is here to attend the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC).

The two countries should maintain the tradition of high-level exchanges so as to provide strategic guidance for the development of bilateral relations, Xi said.

He called for the two sides to work for a high-quality development of jointly building the Belt and Road, make good use of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor, enhance cooperation in third markets and achieve progress as early as possible.

The two countries should firmly support economic globalization and multilateralism, promote solidarity and cooperation among Asian countries, and take the CDAC as an opportunity to build a better Asia together, Xi said.

Noting that it is the right time for China to host the CDAC, Halimah said that the conference will be conducive to exploring better ways to benefit people from across the world.

Singapore has firmly supported the Belt and Road Initiative from the beginning and is ready to deepen economic, trade, people-to-people and cultural exchanges and cooperation with China and jointly uphold the rule-based multilateral trading system, she said.

Xi meets Cambodian king

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni, who is in China to attend the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC), at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, May 14, 2019. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday met with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni, who is here to attend the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC).

Noting that China cherishes its special friendship with the Cambodian royal family, Xi said China will continue to support Cambodia in pursuing the development path suited to its own national conditions, and work with Cambodia to push their comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation to a new level.

The two sides should well implement the action plan for building a community of shared future for China and Cambodia to deliver benefits to the two peoples, Xi said.

China and Cambodia should set an example for countries to respect each other’s cultural diversity and promote exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations, he noted.

Sihamoni said the Cambodian people will stand firmly with the Chinese people under any circumstances.

Cambodia congratulates the People’s Republic of China on the tremendous achievements it has made since its founding 70 years ago, appreciates the important role China has played in international affairs, and firmly supports the joint construction of the Belt and Road, the king said.

The CDAC proposed by President Xi will play a major role in promoting cultural exchanges and mutual understanding among countries, Sihamoni noted.

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