BEIJING, Nov. 24 (Xinhuanet) -- The concept of a community of a shared future for mankind is important as it calls on all nations to work together to solve global problems, said Maldivian Ambassador to China Mohamed Faisal.
“For me it is a very simple concept, although it can sound very big. It is first working together for some common goals,” the ambassador said in an exclusive interview with Xinhuanet recently.
“We are all countries separated by borders, but what is common, is the problems that we face,” said the ambassador, adding issues like environmental problems, terrorism, global warming have no borders and they impact the future generations in all countries regardless of where they are.
It is therefore important to have the concept as no country can deal with these problems separately, he emphasized, noting the concept has earned global recognition from the UN and a lot of other nations.
For small countries like Maldives, the ambassador highlighted it is important to see China has based its foreign policies on win-win cooperation, respects for others and is clearly against bullying, adding that “because to solve the problems that we have today, we need to work together and there is no big or small.”
He further mentioned uneven development as another issue haunting the global community.
Therefore, the proposal to make economic globalization more open, inclusive and balanced is another of China’s articulation with international implications, he said.
It’s very important that global trade be done on a very even platform, and all countries benefit from global trade, the ambassador said.
The world should be able to find a way in which all these countries can benefit from global trade. No country should be left behind, he added.
In this regards, the Belt and Road Initiative is very important, the ambassador said, hailing it as one of the most important 21st century development initiatives.
“It can be seen as a vehicle that carries forwards new concept, new way of globalization, of how countries can cooperate together in economy, culture, and people-to-people contact, etc.”
It is important for countries with little resources to get both financial and human resource from big countries through such international cooperation, he added.
Referring to the recently concluded 19th CPC National Congress, the ambassador sees great potential in the initiative, saying there is a key role for it to play in the years to come.
“We’ll see it becomes articulated better, we’ll know where we really want to go and will see more countries coming on board the Belt and Road train so that it will benefit all countries in the future,” he added.