China-proposed initiative on global civilization hailed

March 17, 2023

[Photo/Xinhua]Initiative: Cultural diversity emphasizedLeaders of political parties and organizations from around the world have hailed the China-proposed Global Civilization Initiative, saying that it has great relevance, together with the Global Development Initiative and Global Security Initiative, to building up countries' consensus on addressing mounting global challenges in terms of peace, security, development and harmonious coexistence. Their comments came as Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, unveiled the Global Civilization Initiative on Wednesday at the CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the president of the African National Congress, the ruling party of South Africa, said that he fully agrees with Xi's initiative. These nations are eager to instigate geopolitical competition, resulting in complex global security threats, he said. Some countries attempt to impose their own models on others in disregard of countries' differences in political, cultural and historical contexts, Maduro said.