Xinhua Covers Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s Remarks to Pakistan Webinar on Global Security Initiative
March 17, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Xinhua news agency featured Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder and chairwoman of the Schiller Institute, in its coverage of a March 16 webinar in Pakistan, discussing the implications of China’s Global Security Initiative in the context of the turbulent strategic situation. The Islamabad-based Asian Institute of Eco-Civilization Research and Development, a think tank headed by Shakeel Ahmad Ramay, organized the webinar. Ramay has addressed several Schiller Institute conferences. Participants in the event came together from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Malaysia, Sweden, Germany, and Russia, among other nations. Zepp-LaRouche was one of the four distinguished panelists whom Xinhua mentioned: “China’s role in regional and world peace benefits all countries in the region and the international community, and the country would continue to play its part as a world peace defender, said Helga Zepp-LaRouche, chairperson of the International Schiller Institute, Germany.
“Citing the example of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, she said that China is trying to pacify the conflict in a strong diplomatic way, calling for establishing peace between the two countries.
“She said over 80 countries and regional organizations have expressed their appreciation and support for GSI, expressing hope that all countries would work together for the betterment of humanity.”
Shakeel Ahmad Ramay of the think tank that sponsored the event, said: “With the vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security, the GSI highlighted that the desire of having a safer and peaceful world is impossible without social and economic development as poverty and food insecurity trigger conflicts and jeopardize global security.”
Founding Chairman of the Center for New Inclusive Asia Ong Tee Keat, a former Malaysian MP and Transport Minister, underlined that no country can strengthen its own security at the expense of others, saying that through GSI, the security concerns of all stakeholders are given due consideration, according to the press release.
Xinhua also covered the Deputy Minister of Economy of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Abdul Latif Nazari, who said Global Security Initiative is a logical solution for ending conflicts between governments and preventing the destruction of world peace.
The Xinhua release was published on the website of China’s State Council Information Office, the chief information office of the Chinese government. The webinar was also briefly covered on the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) website, which displayed a cabinet photo of six participants, including Stephen Brawer, chairman of the Belt and Road Institute in Sweden (BRIX); Shakeel Ahmad Ramay, Ong Tee Keat, RIAC Program Manager Julia Melnikova, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, and Minister Abdul Latif Nazari of Afghanistan.