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Xi Jinping visited three European and Asian countries and made more than 90 agreements
China made four major achievements in its diplomatic relations
In the evening of May 12th, after paying state visits to Kazakhstan and Belarus and attending 70th anniversary of the victory of the Great Patriotic War in Russia, Chinese President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing. During his visit, China and the three countries signed more than 90 cooperation documents and agreements, covering all areas including international trade, energy, aerospace, finance, investment, infrastructure and other.
Within six days, President Xi Jinping had in-depth exchanges of views with the heads of state of the three countries, attended nearly 50 bilateral and multilateral events, and made extensive contacts with people from all circles. The three countries all gave President Xi Jinping high-level receptions during his visits. President Vladimir Putin along with President Xi Jinping and his wife watched shoulder to shoulder the military parade on the Red Square. President Nursultan Nazarbayev invited President Xi Jinping to a "one-on-one" tea reception. President Alexander Lukashenko accompanied President Xi Jinping throughout his visit in Belarus.
In this trip, President Xi focused on two major themes. The first theme is to join the peace-loving people of all countries in the world in solemnly commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory of the World Anti-fascist War. And the second theme is to further advance the political mutual trust and practical cooperation with Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, and to accelerate the docking and integration between the Silk Road Economic Belt and the development strategies of the three countries.
Firstly, jointly commemorating the great victory of the World War II. President Xi Jinping took a special trip to Moscow to attend the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Great Patriotic War, so as to express the Chinese people's respect to the Russian people who made huge sacrifices in the Great Patriotic War, and to people of all countries who fought the fierce battles for freedom and peace in the European battlefields. It is the first time that China has sent a team of 112 soldiers from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to the parade on the Red Square at invitation. President Vladimir Putin clearly stated that China was the main battlefield against militarism in Asia and played an important role in the victory of the World War II just as the Soviet Union did. President Nursultan Nazarbayev expressed support to China's upcoming commemoration on September 3 to better exhibit the historic achievements the Chinese people made to the World Anti-fascist War. President Alexander Lukashenka also said that Belarus speaks highly of the great contributions the Chinese people made to the victory of the World Anti-fascist War and supports the commemorative activities marking the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-fascism War.
Secondly, jointly building a new model of international relations of win-win cooperation. President Xi Jinping went further to point out that "we are strong if united but weak if isolated." The bitter lessons drawn from the World War II have taught the mankind that the strong preying on the weak, the law of the jungle, warlike or hegemonic policies, the winner-take-all mindset and zero-sum game do not benefit coexistence, peace or development of mankind. China advocates establishing a new model of international relations of win-win cooperation, which centers on maintaining the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, maintaining the fundamental norms in international relations of non-interference of internal affairs and respect of national sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, maintaining the primary responsibility that the United Nations and its Security Council shoulder for world peace, conducting dialogues and cooperation instead of confrontation, and realizing mutual benefits and win-win instead of single-win situation. The visited countries spoke highly of Xi Jinping's above claims.
Thirdly, jointly advancing the construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt. President Xi Jinping's visits to Europe and Asia are in line with the principles of consultation, joint development and sharing, and have actively planned the docking of development strategies of countries along the route and practically pushed forward the success of the mutually beneficial cooperation projects. The two heads of state signed and released the "Joint Statement on Cooperation of Connection between the Silk Road Economic Belt and Eurasian Economic Union", which is another major progress made by the "Belt and Road" initiative in Eurasian continent and is of great and profound significance. President Xi Jinping and President Nursultan Nazarbayev both decided to accelerate the docking of the Silk Road Economic Belt and Kazakhstan's economic strategy of "Bright Road" on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, and Kazakhstan will achieve common development and prosperity with China in the construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt. In Belarus, President Alexander Lukashenko spoke highly of the importance of the Silk Road Economic Belt and was willing to take an active part in this process.
Fourthly, jointly consolidating the friendly foundation of mutual understanding and friendship among the peoples. President Xi Jinping and the heads of state of the three countries decided to further promote cultural exchanges, academic contacts, media cooperation and youth exchanges. China and Russia agreed upon holding the China-Russia Year of Media Exchange between 2016 and 2017, and China will invite 100 Belarusian undergraduates to visit China for exchange.
President Xi's visits to the three countries have scored a complete success, composing an important chapter in the history of China's diplomacy. We will comprehensively implement the results of the visits, practice the concept of major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics in an all-around way and make greater contributions to promoting the cause of human peace and development.