Zhang Maoyu, vice-chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), attends an online symposium on China's international development cooperation in the new era on Jan 22. [Photo/CIDCA]
The China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) held an online symposium on the newly released white paper titled "China's International Development Cooperation in the New Era" on Jan 22.
Zhang Maoyu, vice-chairman of the CIDCA, delivered a speech at the symposium.
Heads of the offices of 26 international and regional organizations in China, including the UN Resident Coordinator's Office (UNRCO)in China, the United Nations Development Programme, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the International Committee of the Red Cross, attended the symposium.
Zhang gave a comprehensive and in-depth introduction to the white paper from three aspects: China's principles and policies for international development cooperation, the actions and contributions made by China in the field, as well as China's vision and prospects for international development cooperation in the new era.
Zhang said that China is about to embark on a new journey to fully building a modern socialist country. At the new development stage, the Chinese government will uphold its original aspiration in foreign aid, continue to actively carry out international development cooperation, and always be a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and a defender of international order so as to make greater contributions to improving humanity's wellbeing and building a community with a shared future for mankind.
Representatives of international and regional organizations at the symposium congratulated the Chinese government on the release of the white paper, and said that the publication of the white paper coincides with the 70th anniversary of China's foreign aid.
The white paper systematically summarizes the principles, policies and practices of China's foreign aid and international development cooperation, and clearly outlines the future development path of China's international development cooperation, said the representatives.
Participants at the symposium agreed that the white paper is an important document for the international community to comprehensively understand China's international development cooperation, and is of milestone significance. All parties look forward to further strengthening exchanges and cooperation with China, jointly coping with global challenges, and advancing the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Representatives from 26 international and regional organizations in China attend the symposium via video link on Jan 22. [Photo/CIDCA]