Chinese Ambassador to Spain Lyu Fan said his country would “not close its doors to the outside world.”

The Ambassador made the remarks at a reception held at the Intercontinental Hotel here, which was an event to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

“We are going to firmly promote multilateralism and free trade, as well as to boost development to benefit the world by building an open world economy,” said the Ambassador.

Through recent events held in China such as the Boao Forum for Asia and the Belt & Road Forum for International Cooperation, “we have been able to develop friendship and cooperation with the rest of the world, playing an important role in international affairs and helping contribute to maintaining peace and world development,” he said.

China’s main foreign policy goal is “for peace,” the Ambassador said.

During the event, Spanish Secretary of State for the European Union Luis Marco Aguiriano Nalda praised the commercial and cultural exchanges between the two countries.

“We have a solid basis to build on and increase the levels of cooperation and friendship that we have enjoyed over the past decades,” he said.

Other dignitaries such as Spanish acting minister for Science, Innovation and Universities Pedro Duque and around 600 other representatives of the Spanish and Chinese communities also attended the event.