China today called on the member states of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (SICA) to make concerted efforts in combating the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Chinese News Agency Xinhua quoted State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi as saying today in a video conference of foreign ministers of SICA member states that the conference members should work together to overcome the repercussions of Covid 19 disease and strongly support the World Health Organization in playing a leadership role. Coordination and opposition to the politicization of the disease and the stigmatization of certain countries to cause it.
"In the face of the profound changes that we have not seen in a long time and caused by the disease, the conference must endure its historic mission and make serious efforts to promote the building of an Asia that is characterized by mutual respect and trust, security, stability, development, prosperity, openness and inclusiveness as well as cooperation and innovation," Wang added. To seize the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations as an opportunity "to uphold pluralism, oppose unilateral bullying, protect the authority and role of the United Nations and strengthen the international order towards a more rational and equitable direction."