Speech by H.E. Ambassador Jiang Yu at the Seminar on China-EU relations and the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China-Romania diplomatic relations

2019-10-13 14:33

It’s a great pleasure for me to attend today's seminar. On behalf of the Chinese Embassy, I extend my warm congratulations on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Romania.

Over the past 70 years, thanks to the joint efforts of our two countries, the traditional friendship between China and Romania has been constantly renewed and become a treasure for both sides. Despite changing global situations, China-Romania relations have made a steady headway. Our economic and trade cooperation has expanded, the mutual understanding deepened, and the two peoples have reaped the fruits of practical cooperation. It gives me special joy to see that the younger generation is carrying forward our friendship.

In the Chinese culture, pine, bamboo and plum trees are known as "three friends of winter", because they don’t wither even in cold weather. They can serve as a role model for us as we promote China-Romania relations.

In an era of emerging risks and challenges, unilateralism and protectionism are posing a grave threat to the whole world. As tenacious as the bamboo, that bites into the rock, we should firmly maintain the world order and uphold international justice, support multilateralism, free trade and globalization so as to deepen global economic integration and achieve common development.

As firm as the pine, that stands upright under the weight of heavy snow, we should resist disruptions, unswervingly enhance mutual political trust, and consolidate traditional friendship, so that China-Romania relations will forever move forward on a healthy track.

As the plum tree that defies the bitter cold, we should rise to the challenges, broaden the scope and models of cooperation, and seek more practical results for the benefit of our two peoples.

Ladies and gentlemen,

We are now faced with a major global transformation in the multi-polarized world. Europe is a major pole. Both China and Europe benefit from globalization and support multi-lateralism. It is important to put Sino-European relations in a strategic and long-term perspective. China welcomes a unified, stabilized and prosperous Europe. A strong, peace-loving and prosperous China is also in the interest of the European Union. Both China and the EU have a wide range of interests and responsibilities to meet global challenges and promote world peace and development.

Ladies and gentlemen,

This year also marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. In the past 70 years, the Chinese people have changed their destiny through tireless efforts. China has become the leading engine of global development and an anchor of stability for world peace. As we enter a new era, we are more confident and capable to make an even bigger contribution to humanity.

Ladies and gentlemen,

Standing at a new historical juncture, China is ready to make concerted efforts with Romania, jointly pool the courage and wisdom of the two peoples, and ensure that our bilateral relationship and China-EU relations will move forward towards an even brighter future!

Ambasada Republicii Populare Chineze în România