An English translated version of the Speech is as follows:

Working for a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind by Promoting International Cooperation and Multilateralism Keynote Speech by H.E. Yang Jiechi Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs at the 55th Munich Security Conference Munich, 16 February 2019

Mr. Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is my great pleasure to join you at this year’s Munich Security Conference (MSC). As a global forum on security policy, the MSC provides an important platform for people around the world to express views and share insights on major issues concerning world peace and development. This year’s focus on promoting international cooperation and multilateralism is important, timely and has much practical relevance.

Our world today is undergoing fast and profound changes with growing uncertainties and instability. Unilateralism and protectionism have been on the rise; the multilateral international order and global governance system have come under challenge. Our world stands at a crossroads and faces a consequential choice between unilateralism and multilateralism, confrontation and dialogue, isolation and openness. As President Xi Jinping pointed out, multilateralism provides an effective way of upholding peace and promoting development, and the world needs multilateralism now more than ever.

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