China plays major role in world peace, health and development: Cambodian officials

China has played a major role in promoting world peace, public health and common development, Cambodian officials and experts said.

Cambodian government chief spokesperson Phay Siphan said China unswervingly upholds multilateralism and free trade and opposes unilateralism and protectionism.

“China has always promoted rules-based global economic governance to build an open world economy,” he told Xinhua.

As a major engine of global economic growth and recovery, China’s peaceful development is a boon to the world, Siphan said, adding that “China always adheres to the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, opposes hegemony and treats all countries”. the same way, whether small or large.

To date, China has provided 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 120 countries and international organizations.

“Chinese vaccines have saved the lives of millions of people around the world,” he said.

In terms of poverty alleviation, Siphan said China’s experience in eradicating poverty is very helpful to other countries, especially developing countries like Cambodia.

Joseph Matthews, senior professor at BELTEI International University in Phnom Penh, said China has always shared its knowledge, technology and wealth with poor and developing countries around the world.

“The BRI, supported by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), has connected the world as a community with a shared destiny for mankind, and the fruits of China’s development have been shared and reached all countries of the world,” he said.

Matthews said China is a strong proponent of multilateralism, which is key to tackling global challenges such as COVID-19 and climate change. “Collaboration and a multinational approach are the keys to solving these problems.”

Thong Mengdavid, a researcher at the Phnom Penh-based Asian Vision Institute, said China is a global development partner that has provided tremendous support and assistance to the international community through bilateral and multilateral development frameworks. .

“China’s national development model can serve as a model for developing countries with a people-centered philosophy,” he told Xinhua, noting that the BRI is improving socio-economic development in the region and boosting cooperation in capacity building, knowledge sharing, human resources. development and interconnectivity.

“Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, China remains a key driver of global economic recovery and a development partner based on a win-win mentality and the mutual interests of the developing world in the ‘south’,” he said. he declares. Xinhua

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