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China to work in solidarity with all sides to promote global recovery, improve global economic governance at G20 summit

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Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the 17th Group of 20 (G20) Summit in Bali, Indonesia, attend the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, as well as visit Thailand upon invitation.

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This will be the first trip of the Chinese President after the successful conclusion of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

The trip has received high attention from the international community. It is believed that the trip will help all relevant parties work together to tackle global challenges, and build a consensus and boost cooperation in promoting global economic recovery and implementing the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will make new contributions to building a community with a shared future for mankind.

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It is said in the report to the 20th National Congress of the CPC that China has always been committed to its foreign policy goals of upholding world peace and promoting common development, and it is dedicated to promoting a human community with a shared future.

China is committed to its fundamental national policy of opening to the outside world and pursues a mutually beneficial strategy of opening up. It strives to create new opportunities for the world with its own development and to contribute its share to building an open global economy that delivers greater benefits to all peoples.

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When profound changes unseen in a century are evolving rapidly and global challenges keep popping up, Xi’s participation in the G20 Summit and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting will contribute Chinese insight, Chinese input, and Chinese strength to improving global governance and promoting common development of the world. It will fully show the historical responsibility of China.

The G20 is a major forum for international economic cooperation and an important platform for global economic governance. It shoulders the important mission of stabilizing the world economy and unlocking growth potential.

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With rising unilateralism and protectionism, economic globalization is facing headwinds and global recovery remains sluggish. The G20 should enhance cooperation and coordinate macroeconomic policy to jointly promote strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth of the world economy.

As an important member of the G20, China always follows the principles of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits in global governance and plays a leading role in coping with global challenges, promoting world recovery and improving global governance through cooperation.

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Over the recent years, the country has offered, on the G20 platform, a systemic formula pointing out that the international community should work in solidarity to combat COVID-19, take effective measures to promote world economic recovery and adopt long-term policies to improve global governance, which injects stability and positive energy to the world.

Xi’s attendance at the G20 Summit under the theme of “Recover Together, Recover Stronger” will play a constructive role in promoting global recovery, improving global economic governance and promoting sustainable development.

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The peace and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific concerns not only the region’s own future, but also that of the world. The Asia-Pacific has succeeded in sustaining fast development for a fairly long period of time.

Ultimately, this has become possible because it has endeavored to create an open economic architecture and forge an Asia-Pacific partnership based on mutual trust, inclusiveness and win-win cooperation.

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As a staunch supporter and active promoter of Asia-Pacific regional economic cooperation, China closely integrates its own development with that of the region and promotes the opening up of the region with its own opening up, to push for regional economic development, social progress and livelihood improvement. It has contributed its share to promoting Asia-Pacific economic development.

Under the theme of “Open. Connect. Balance.,” this year’s APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting will be in line with the historical trend of opening up and development.

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Xi’s attendance at the meeting will be an important act of China’s head-of-state diplomacy towards the Asia-Pacific. This fully shows the high importance China attaches to Asia-Pacific economic cooperation.

China hopes that all parties will embrace the vision of an Asia-Pacific community with a shared future, adhere to the founding missions of APEC, deepen solidarity and cooperation, advance the implementation of the APEC Putrajaya Vision 2040, and inject new impetus into the economic growth in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

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China and Thailand are close neighbors and connected by blood. China is the largest trading partner of Thailand and Thailand is the third largest trading partner of China among all ASEAN countries. Their bilateral trade exceeded $100 billion in 2021.

Both China and Thailand are staunch advocators of free trade and active supporters of regional cooperation. In July this year, the two sides agreed on jointly building a China-Thailand community with a shared future, which has brought new connotations to the profound kinship between China and Thailand.

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Xi’s visit to Thailand coincides with the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the two countries’ comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, and is of great significance for the development of bilateral ties.

Guided by the vision of building a China-Thailand community with a shared future, the two sides will work together to enhance strategic communication and deepen exchanges and cooperation in various sectors, to bring their relations to new heights.

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At present, the changes in the world, the times, and history are unfolding in ways like never before.

Though human society is facing unprecedented challenges. the historical trends of peace, development, cooperation and mutual benefit are unstoppable.

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The will of the people and the general trends of our day will eventually lead to a bright future for humanity.

Xi’s trip this time will prove to the world that China will always stand on the right side of history and on the side of human progress, and China is ready to work hand in hand with people across the world to create an brighter future for humanity.

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BREAKING: Many Neutralised As NAF Bombs ISWAP Training Camp

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Airstrikes operations carried out by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets have killed 24 Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists undergoing training for Improvised Explosive Device (IED) production in the Lake Chad region.

Naijablitznews reports the airstrikes took place on Sunday, at Tumbun Hamma, one of the identified locations for ISWAP training camps in Lake Chad.

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According to a senior military source, the terrorists were undergoing weapon handling and IED training at the location for six consecutive days.

In a related development, a NAF aircraft under the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) also carried out series of airstrikes on terrorists’ locations in the Tumbuns near Lake Chad.

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The source said the airstrikes were part of retaliatory operations on terrorists after their attempted attack on a Nigerian Army location in Mallam Fatori in Borno State.

According to a military source, intelligence had revealed that terrorists were infiltrating into Mallam Fatori from Tumbun Fulani, and they had with them four guntrucks, several support weapons, and other technicals.

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“Intelligence revealed that indeed the terrorists were infiltrating into Mallam Fatori from Tumbun Fulani and they had with them 4 guntrucks, several support weapons and other technicals.

“Hence the need for an air interdiction mission to degrade and disrupt their activities.

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“Accordingly, the strikes on Tumbun Fulani led to the destruction of 3 of the gun trucks hidden under trees with several terrorists scampering towards 6 boats on the shores of the Lake Chad eliminated as well, thereby degrading their ability to attack own forces.

“Similar strikes were conducted on the 27 November 2022 on another terrorists’ location at Tumbun Hamma, one of the identified locations for ISWAP training camps in the Lake Chad Region.

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“There, about 24 ISWAP terrorists, who were observed to be undergoing weapon handling and Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) training at the location for 6 consecutive days were struck by NAF aircraft. The effect of the strike was adjudged very successful and led to degrading of the threats posed by the terrorists,” he said.

NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, who confirmed the airstrikes, declined further comments on details.

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He, however, said “the efforts of the NAF in protecting NA locations within the Joint Theatres of Operation is a positive development and indicative of the high level of cooperation and synergy currently being observed among the various security agencies. This bodes well for the entire nation and gives Nigerians a sense of pride and confidence that as long as the security agencies continue to work together, the risks posed by enemies of the State will be greatly curtailed and minimized.”

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BREAKING! Gunmen assassinate Labour Party women leader in Kaduna

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By Francesca Iwambe

The women leader of the Labour Party in the Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Mrs Victoria Chimtex has been assassinated by unknown gunmen.

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She was said to have been killed on Monday night by the gunmen who invaded her residence at about 8pm and shot at her.

The victim’s husband was also said to have been shot also and was rushed to the hospital.

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Although the police authorities were yet to confirm the incident, however, the Chairman of the Labour Party in Kaduna, Peter Hassan confirmed that the victim was a very hard working and very ‘Obidient’ women leader of the party in the Kaura Local Government Area.

Hassan disclosed that the gunmen shot the victim several times on her leg and spinal cord which led to her immediate death.

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He also explained that the gunmen rejected the monetary offer made by the husband of the victim for them to spare her life.

On November 18, 2019, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women leader, Salome Abuh was shot and set ablaze at her residence in the Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State.

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The Labour Party is gaining mileage among the youths who are majorly rooting for the party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi.

A High Court sitting in Idah, Kogi State in March 2021 subsequently convicted one of the suspects, Ocholi Edicha, to 12 years and six months in prison for culpable homicide.

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Nigeria, Benin Rep embark on sensitisation campaign to foster unity and tackle insecurity +Photos

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The National Boundary Commission, NBC and its Beninese counterpart has embarked on a joint sensitisation campaign geared towards cementing the historical bond that existed between both countries prior to the colonial rule.

The campaign which took place at Kosu Bosu, Baruten Local Government of the Kwara State sector of the Nigeria-Benin International Boundary featured socio-cultural activities such as sporting activities as part of its efforts to promote peaceful co-existence between the dwellers along the international boundary of the two countries.

Director-General of the NBC, Surv. Adamu Adaji noted during the exercise that the lack of a clear-cut demarcation of the boundary between Nigeria and the Republic of Benin has largely contributed to the issues arising from the claims and counter claims by the border communities of both countries.

Adaji posited that the lack of demarcation of the international boundary between Nigeria and the Republic of Benin has led to the problem of insecurity along the border corridors as bad elements have capitalized on the non-clarity of the boundary to perpetuate criminal activities in the communities.

“The height of insecurity in these communities is very worrisome as the problem has become a hydra-headed monster which has proven difficult for the security agents of both countries to intervene because of the fear of crossing into the other’s sovereign territory”

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He also said that this ugly situation has significantly disrupted genuine economic activities amongst the border dwellers adding that the high level of insecurity has caused both countries enormous human and material resources which are the bedrock of sustainable development.

“It is therefore pertinent that both Nigeria and Benin Republic must join hands and rise up to the challenges posed by these criminal elements that threaten the economy, peace, security and stability of both countries”.

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He asserted that to achieve this goal there is the need to need to swiftly address the issue of the recognized boundary that constitute the administrative limits of the two sister nations.

Adaji assured that both the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Benin Republic were not resting on their oars but working assiduously to resolve the issue of the non-clarity of the boundary in order to determine where in lies the administrative limit.

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The Director-General noted that despite the separation of kith and kins in Nigeria and Benin Republic by administrative boundaries done by the colonial masters that the people have continued to relate and interact well through inter-marriages and other social economic activities stressing that we must strive to maintain this cordiality and not allow the inherited boundaries to create barriers amongst our people.

He further maintained that African countries must seek closer ties and cooperation in order to increase opportunity for trade and development as well as form alliance capable of mitigating the negative influence of globalization insisting that African must reduce the weight of its borders. He added that the border communities are considered as gatekeepers to the nation and constitute the building blocks for cooperation.

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The Director-General enjoined the communities to continue to play pivotal roles in ensuring the welfare and protection of the border communities adding “the responsibility of delivering peace and security in our borderlands in not only the responsibility of the Federal agencies but also the local authorities and traditional rulers as well as the youths, women and community leaders.

His counterpart Director-General ABeGIEF, Marcel Baglo said that the artificial boundaries created by the Europeans are traps that has caused setbacks at the border communities.

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Baglo urged the border communities to overlook these traps and be involved in the process of ensuring safety stressing that security is everyone business, and everyone should play a part in alerting the security official when necessary.

He commented the NBC on its continuous efforts in fostering peace and unity between both countries.

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The Emir of Okuta Alhaji Abubakar Idris lauded the initiative of the use of culture and sporting activities to strengthen the bond between Nigeria and Benin Republic.

He said that the two border communities speak the same language, have the same culture and tradition he therefore canvassed that the sensitization programme be extended to the provision of basic amenities and infrastructural development of the communities.

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The Emir stated that border insecurities has threatened both sides of the border and he had severally had to intervene to ensure peace amongst the communities.

The Chairman Baruten Local Government, Hon. Abdurasheed lafia applauded the several interventions of the National Boundary Commission even as he encouraged them not to relent in its efforts until they attain full restoration of peace in the area.

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