Liu Jieyi (C), China's permanent representative to the United Nations, speaks during the UN Security Council debate on non-proliferation at the UN headquarters in New York, March 16, 2017. Liu called Thursday on the international community to foster a new vision of security and build a shared as well as cooperative security environment for all countries. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)
A Chinese envoy on Thursday called on the international community to foster a new vision of security and build a shared as well as cooperative security environment for all countries.
Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the UN, made the appeal at a Security Council debate on non-proliferation.
Liu said the issue of non-proliferation is highly complex and its complexity is further compounded by a range of factors including historical grievances, regional conflicts, security concerns and terrorism.
"The fundamental way forward lies in discarding cold-war mentality, shaping a security architecture for all and by all on the basis of justice and nurturing a concept of shared, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security," said Liu.
Liu also appealed for upholding the rule of law and consolidating the international non-proliferation regime.
"Efforts should be made to safeguard the authority and efficacy of the international non-proliferation regime, formulate and improve relevant international norms and effectively prevent non-state actors, in particular terrorists, from acquiring weapons of mass destruction and related materials and technologies," he said.
In addition, Liu said the international community should stay committed to multilateralism and handling hot issues related to proliferation by political and diplomatic means.
"Any action that may cause further tensions can only lead to an escalation and spillover of conflict which in turn will increase the risk of proliferation," he said.
Liu called on all parties to remain committed to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, resolve differences through dialogue and consultation, and maintain peace and stability on the peninsula.
He also asked relevant parties to the Iran nuclear deal to build political mutual trust, deliver on their commitments in their entirety and push for steady progress in the implementation of the deal.
"China will continue to contribute to the improvement of the international non-proliferation regime, strengthen global governance in the area of international non-proliferation, and safeguard world peace and security," said Liu.