Stockholm, People's Daily Online, November 18 (Wang Wen) On November 18, Chinese Ambassador to Sweden Cui Aimin met with Swedish Foreign Minister Bilstrom. The two sides exchanged views on the development of Sino-Sweden relations and other issues.
Cui Aimin introduced the main achievements and significance of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, saying that the Communist Party of China will unite and lead the people of the whole country to comprehensively promote the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation through Chinese-style modernization. Chinese-style modernization is not only a modernization for self-development, but also a modernization that benefits the world. It will inject strong stability and certainty into a turbulent and changing world. China will adhere to the basic state policy of opening up to the outside world, pursue a mutually beneficial and win-win opening strategy, adhere to an independent foreign policy of peace, firmly safeguard the international system with the United Nations at its core and the international order based on international law, and adhere to the principles of peace, development, cooperation, Based on the principle of win-win, we will join hands with other countries to build a community with a shared future for mankind.
Cui Aimin pointed out that China and Sweden have no historical grievances, no geopolitical conflicts, and a profound traditional friendship. The two sides share consensus on issues such as multilateralism, trade liberalization, and addressing climate change. The two sides have close economic and trade relations, strong economic complementarity, and huge potential for green technology cooperation. With the comprehensive advancement of Chinese-style modernization, China's ultra-large-scale market will further improve its quality and expand its capacity, and the prospects for cooperation between China and Sweden are very broad. It is hoped that the two sides will strengthen exchanges, mutual learning and practical cooperation in the spirit of mutual respect and mutual benefit, so as to promote the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations and benefit the two countries and the two peoples.
Cui Aimin expounded China's principled position on the Taiwan issue, emphasizing that the Taiwan issue concerns China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, concerns the national feelings of the 1.4 billion Chinese people, and is the core of China's core interests. The one-China principle is the foundation of China-Sweden relations. political base. China appreciates Sweden's long-term adherence to the one-China policy, and hopes that Sweden will continue to adhere to its correct position and take practical actions to safeguard the political foundation for the development of China-Sweden relations.
Cui Aimin pointed out that the development of human rights is the common cause of all mankind. The development methods and manifestations of democracy and human rights are different in different countries, but as long as they are in line with their own national conditions and supported and welcomed by the people, they are good democracy and good human rights. China is willing to conduct human rights dialogue and exchange views with Sweden on the basis of equality and mutual respect.
Bierstrom said that Sweden-China relations have a long history and the foundation for the development of bilateral relations is solid. The Swedish side is willing to work together with the Chinese side to strengthen cooperation in areas that are in line with the interests of both sides, jointly address climate change and promote the development of global trade. China is Sweden's second largest trading partner outside the EU. There is broad space for Sino-Sweden economic and trade cooperation and bright prospects for green cooperation. We look forward to working with China to promote the further development of economic, trade and green cooperation. The Swiss side is willing to promote and deepen EU-China cooperation during its rotating presidency of the EU next year.
(Editors in charge: Jia Wenting, Liu Hui)
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