|Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Carlos Faria of Venezuela|
On September 20, 2022 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Carlos Faria on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Wang Yi said, China appreciates Venezuela for resolutely defending its national interests and national dignity and showing its national character of defying power politics. It is believed that under the leadership of President Maduro, Venezuela will make greater achievements in the cause of national development. China will, as always, firmly support Venezuela in safeguarding its national sovereignty, social stability and national dignity, and firmly supports the Venezuelan people's independent choice of development path. China is ready to consolidate high-level mutual trust with Venezuela, steadily advance pragmatic cooperation, and push China-Venezuela comprehensive strategic partnership to a higher level.
Faria said that Venezuela cherishes China's strong and long-term support for Bolivar just cause and appreciates China's timely assistance in Venezuela's fight against the pandemic and in helping Venezuela achieve nationwide vaccination to protect people's lives and health. Venezuela resolutely backs China in safeguarding national sovereignty and its legitimate rights and interests, and firmly opposes certain country's interference in China's internal affairs by maliciously creating problems. Venezuela is willing to consolidate friendship and deepen cooperation with China to inject new impetus into bilateral relations. Venezuela proposes to host the meeting of the "Group of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations", and is ready to strengthen coordination and cooperation with China on multilateral affairs to thwart sanctions and coercion by hegemonic countries.
Wang Yi said that wherever hegemonism stretches its hand, turbulence and even war will occur. Such retrogressive acts should be resisted and opposed by all countries. China supports Venezuela in hosting the meeting of the "Group of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations", which reflects the common aspirations of developing countries and stands on the right side of history. Under the current circumstances, we need to firmly uphold the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations more than ever before. China is ready to work with Venezuela and other countries to jointly promote democracy in international relations.