The Chinese ambassador said his country would work to fulfill its responsibility and mandate as Conference on Disarmament president on the basis of four principles.
- To give fair and equal weight to concerns of all countries, and to treat each and all core agenda items in a balanced way, with the objective of helping create a good atmosphere for the advancement of the CD work.
- To help safeguard CD’s authority and its democratic tradition and rule of law, and to conduct CD’s work in accordance with its Rules of Procedures.
- To ensure an open, transparent intergovernmental process and to rely on the collective efforts of all CD member states.
- To seek common ground while reserving differences, so as to detect and identify any evolving consensus even in embryo, while maintaining positive momentum.