Chinese FM reviews six highlights of diplomacy in 2023

Beijing: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday said that 2023 was a pioneering, fruitful year for China’s diplomacy while summing up six highlights of the country’s diplomacy in the year. Wang, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, speaking at the opening ceremony of a symposium on the international situation and China’s diplomacy in 2023, said:

first, the head-of-state diplomacy was brilliant and created a new monument for major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics; – second, the building of a community with a shared future for mankind was solidly advanced; – third, the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was successfully held; – fourth, the BRICS mechanism achieved historic expansion; – fifth, the China-Central Asia Summit was successfully held; and – sixth, the historic reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Iran was promoted.