Chinese president’s speech on anniversary of five peace principles lauded by experts – report

“We are also willing to work with all nations in inheriting and carrying forward the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, adhering to sovereign equality, realizing a win-win outcome in cooperation, seeking common security, safeguarding impartiality and justice, advocating a multi-polar world, jointly sharing development achievements, and jointly ushering in an excellent future,” Chinese President Xi Jinping said in the 60th anniversary of the five principles of peaceful coexistence.


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In a report by Xinxhua, “Foreign experts and scholars have highly commented on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s keynote speech” in the said event.

“We never heard that China violated the sovereignty of another country, interfered in another country’s internal affairs or anything of the kind. So, we can say that China is committed to some extent to these coexistence principles,” said Ayman Okeil, general director of Egypt’s Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights.

“In June 1954, Premier Zhou Enlai visited India and Burma. The joint Statement of the Prime Ministers of China and India issued on 28 June and the Joint Statement of the Prime Ministers of China and Burma issued on 29 June both affirmed that the Five Principles of Peaceful Existence as guiding principles in their bilateral relations and the Five Principles were formally proposed as the norms governing international relations,” Foreign Affairs of China said in a press release.

These five principles are: Mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, Mutual non-aggression, Mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, Equality and cooperation for mutual benefit, Peaceful co-existence.

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