UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said here Thursday that his country will further strengthen its relations and cooperation with all countries, including its neighbors and fellow developing countries.
The statement came as Yang took the floor at the general debate of the 67th UN General Assembly session, which entered its third day here Thursday.
"China will enhance friendly relations and cooperation with all other countries on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence and strive to build a new type of relations between major countries based on mutual respect and win-win cooperation," he said.
The Chinese foreign minister noted that his country has actively expanded exchanges with countries in its neighborhood, in accordance with a policy of building good-neighborly relationships and partnerships with neighboring countries.
"We have endeavored to build political mutual trust and cooperation mechanisms with other Asian countries and properly handle differences and frictions with relevant countries," Yang said.
"On the basis of firmly upholding China's sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, we have worked with our neighbors to maintain sound relations and overall stability in the region," he added.
Meanwhile, Yang noted, China treats other developing countries as good friends and good partners, supporting each other and seeking common development on the basis of equality.
According to him, by the end of 2011, the Chinese government had built over 2,200 projects in relevant countries which are important to local economy and people's lives.
China has canceled debts owed to China by 50 heavily indebted poor countries and least developed countries, and has trained over 60,000 personnel in various sectors for 173 developing countries and 13 regional and international organizations, Yang said.
"All of this has contributed to economic and social development of other developing countries," he said.