Wen: China sticks to peaceful development

Updated: 2008-03-31 15:03

VIENTIANE  -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao pledged Monday that China will unswervingly follow the path of peaceful development.

Addressing the Third Summit of the Greater Mekong Subregion, Wen said that China will develop itself through upholding peace and promote peace with its own development.

China will unswervingly follow a win-win strategy of opening-up, achieve development through opening-up and contribute to the common development of all countries through its own progress, he added.

"What China has achieved shows that its development not only serves its own fundamental interests, but is also conducive to world peace and development," Wen said.

The Chinese premier said that in this new historical era, China and other sub-regional countries enjoy close cooperation and have become increasingly inter-dependent.

China will firmly pursue the foreign policy of fostering good-neighborliness, consolidate its traditional friendship with other sub-regional countries, strengthen friendship and pragmatic cooperation with them, and actively promote economic and social development in the sub-region, Wen said.

"China is ready to work with other countries in the sub-region in an unremitting effort to make our common home harmonious and prosperous," he said.

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