Beijing: The Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that his country is willing to cooperate with others to improve international standards. Xi said in his congratulatory letter to the 39th General Assembly of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that China will proactively implement a strategy on standardization to make standards drive innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development.
The opening ceremony of the meeting was in Beijing. International standards provide the specifications for products, services and systems in order to have quality, safety and efficiency. Xi said that in the era of deepening globalization, standardization plays an increasingly important role in facilitating trade, boosting industrial development and technological innovation, and improving social governance. He added that China is willing to deepen cooperation with other countries and enhance exchanges to improve the international standards system.
ISO was found in 1947 and is the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards. They have published over 21,000 international standards covering almost every aspect of technology and manufacturing. Xi said that international standards form technological basis of the global governance system and international economic and trade cooperation.
ISO’s publications have a global recognition. Xi asked the meeting participants to consider how standardization should play a positive role in improving global governance and promoting sustainable development.
The 39th General Assembly of the ISO had nearly 700 delegates from 163 ISO members and more than 20 regional and international organizations are attending the meeting.