Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi addresses the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich,Germany, Feb. 17, 2017.(Xinhua/Luo Huanhuan)
MUNICH, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday called on countries worldwide to adhere to cooperation and make right decisions.
Wang made the remarks in a keynote speech at a plenary session of the 53rd Munich Security Conference, which officially opened Friday afternoon.
An array of global security issues ranging from the future of the transatlantic alliance to the West-Russia relations are in the spotlight.
Wang said that in two major speeches delivered in Switzerland last month, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for building a community of shared future for all and achieving shared and win-win development.
Peace and development are still the main themes of today's world, Wang said.
"We need to remain committed to multilateralism, which is the effective pathway to peace, development and the settlement of global issues," he said.
Multilateralism is not out of date, but should be carried forward, Wang said. And cooperation among big countries needs to be strengthened.
"Big countries have more resources and more capabilities. They have the responsibility and the obligation to play a greater role in maintaining international peace and security and make more contributions to human development and progress," he said.
Wang said that global governance should be improved so as to solve the imbalances in world development and realize sustainable growth of the world economy.
"China is actively participating in global governance," he told an audience of over 300 people.
Wang added that the world needs to firmly advance all types of regional cooperation as this has proved effective for promoting global development.
Founded in 1963, the annual MSC has become a forum dedicated to promoting peaceful conflict resolution and international cooperation and dialogue. China first attended conference in 1999.