2021-10-14: [Article Link]. On October 25, 1971, the twenty-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 2758 by an overwhelming majority, restoring all the legitimate rights of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations and opening a new chapter in cooperation between China and the United Nations. As one of the co-sponsors of the "Two Arab Proposals" at that time, Romania played an important role in the restoration of the legitimate seat of the United Nations by New China and was a colorful one in the long scroll of Sino-Romanian friendship, the Chinese government and people are mindful of this. Since joining the United Nations in 1955, Romania has actively advocated that the representative of the government of the People's Republic of China is the only legal representative of China in the United Nations organization, and has done a lot of work to this end. In July 1971, Romania and other countries, in their letters and memoranda to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, requested that the issue of restoring the legitimate rights of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations be included in the agenda of the 26th UN General Assembly as an urgent issue. Since then, 23 co-sponsors including Romania have withheld pressure and made unremitting efforts to help New China restore its legitimate seat in the United Nations. These countries adhere to principles, speak in their righteousness, and demonstrate their pursuit of justice and their friendly feelings towards China and the Chinese people with practical actions. I would like to mention in particular an old friend of the Chinese people-the former deputy foreign minister of Romania and the deputy head of the Romanian delegation of the 26th United Nations General Assembly who personally experienced the discussion and voting process of the 26th UN General Assembly. In 2019, shortly after I became ambassador to Romania, I visited him on "United Nations Day. Although nearly half a century later, he still has a lot of history and vividly told me about Romania's support for the restoration of New China's legal seat in the United Nations. He said that after the resolution was passed, the venue gave a long applause and was filled with a festive atmosphere. He stressed that Romania's move is not only out of the friendship and unity of the two peoples, but also in supporting the cause of justice in the world. The restoration of the legitimate seat of the United Nations by New China is a great victory. Although he has retired for many years, Ekobescu has been paying attention to China's role in international organizations such as the United Nations. China's active participation in international affairs, its influence in the international arena is increasing day by day, and its contribution to world peace and development has attracted worldwide attention. All these make him feel sincerely happy. The founding of New China after 5 days of Romania to establish diplomatic ties with the People's Republic of China to become the world's third to establish diplomatic ties with the People's Republic of China of the country. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations 72 years ago, the two sides have understood and supported each other, and jointly wrote an unforgettable story of friendship. China and Romania conform to the trend of the times of peace and development, pursue an independent foreign policy, transcend differences in ideology and social systems to develop relations, and bilateral relations have experienced two "upgrades", establish a comprehensive friendly cooperative partnership. Since the outbreak of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, the two sides have joined hands to protect the lives, health and well-being of the two peoples, and jointly wrote a friendship story of "seeing the truth in adversity. Trade between the two countries has grown against the trend and cultural exchanges have blossomed, fully demonstrating the strong resilience and great potential of bilateral practical cooperation. China and Romania uphold the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, firmly practice multilateralism, actively participate in UN peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance and other operations, strive to maintain world peace and security, and are committed to achieving sustainable development. Over the years, China has never forgotten the support and assistance given by friendly countries, including Romania, and has always held high the banner of peace, development, cooperation and win-win results, and carried out friendly cooperation with other countries, it has played an important role in promoting world peace and development. Standing at a new historical starting point, China and Romania will inherit their traditional friendship and promote the continuous development of bilateral relations in order to maintain the international system with the United Nations as the core, promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.
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