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'None of us can live without peace'

Updated: 2013-04-07 11:38
( Xinhua)

BOAO, Hainan - Peace, like air and sunshine, is hardly noticed when people are benefiting from it. But none of us can live without them, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Sunday.

Delivering a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the BFA Annual Conference 2013, Xi said peace is the ever-lasting wish of our people.

"Countries, whether big or small, strong or weak, rich or poor, should all contribute their share to maintain and enhancing peace," Xi said.

"Rather than undercutting each other's efforts, countries should complement each other and work for joint progress," he added.

The international community should advocate the vision of comprehensive security, common security and cooperative security so as to turn the global village into a big stage for common development, rather than an arena where gladiators fight each other, he said.

No one should be allowed to throw a region and even the whole world into chaos for selfish gains, he said.

With growing interaction among countries, it is inevitable that they encounter frictions here and there, he said.

What is important is that they should resolve differences through dialogue, consultation and peaceful negotiations in the larger interest of the sound growth of their relations, he said.

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