NICOSIA, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will further drive China's development and the world is looking to the Asian country for wisdom and leadership, said a Cypriot university rector.
"I believe the congress will foster China's model of growth, security and stability," said Costas Gouliamos, rector of the European University Cyprus, in a recent interview with Xinhua.
The 19th CPC National Congress, which opened Wednesday in Beijing, will elect a new CPC Central Committee and CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, amend the CPC Constitution, and draw a blueprint for China's development in the next five years and beyond.
Speaking highly of Chinese President Xi Jinping's leadership, he said Xi's credibility and commitment to people-oriented development have paved "the foundations to evolve confidence within the party and within the people of China."
Under the CPC's leadership, China has attained remarkable achievements in counter-corruption, environmental improvement and poverty reduction over the past five years, he noted.
The country has also proved its global economic strengthen by introducing an advanced digital strategy to achieve its economic goals, added the rector, who is also an expert on international policies and economics.
Meanwhile, he noted that the world is now "in a fragile time which is full of challenges and we need the wisdom to create a sustainable type of cooperation, peace and development."
In such circumstances, the world is looking to China in search of wisdom and leadership "because it believes that China is able to make the difference internally and externally," he added.
With an eye on the future, he said he believes the new leadership that will come out of the 19th CPC National Congress will continue to foster the strategy of globalization.
"I strongly believe that after the end of the National Congress, the Chinese strategy will become more concrete, particularly in the area of globalization, by engaging China's protagonist roles in all fields of the economy and peace and geopolitical issues," he said.