On 10 October 2016, Ambassador MA Zhaoxu attended the symposium on the G20 Hangzhou Summit and South-South cooperation jointly hosted by The South Centre and the Institute of World Economics and Politics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The symposium attracted ambassadors and diplomats representing developing countries in Geneva, such as Cuba, Pakistan, and Jamaica, and senior officials from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
Professor Zhang Yuyan, President of the Institute of World Economics and Politics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, delivered a keynote speech and discussed with the attendants the achievements of the G20 Hangzhou Summit and their signpost role in global governance and South-South cooperation.
In his remarks, Ambassador MA said that the G20 Hangzhou Summit produced fruitful results. The Summit symbolizes a new beginning for the world economy and fully reflects the spirit of partnership as it brings together all countries to confront the challenges. It also marks historical changes in the way China interacts with the rest of the world
Ambassador Ma noted that Geneva is the centre of international cooperation and multilateral diplomacy, thus the best place to discuss the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and South-South cooperation. As the largest developing country, China is committed to promoting South-South cooperation and wants to share development opportunities with all other developing countries. A renowned intergovernmental think tank, The South Centre has made great contribution to promoting South-South cooperation. This symposium will enhance mutual understanding among the developing countries and reinforce the common ground in global governance.