Pre­mier meets UN chief

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CThe UN ap­pre­ci­ates China’s con­tri­bu­tion to pre­vent­ing and mit­i­gat­ing dis­as­ters across the world and looks for­ward to China’s im­por­tant role in re­al­iz­ing the 2030 Agenda for Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment and tack­ling cli­mate change.

hi­nese Pre­mier Li Ke­qiang met with United Na­tions Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral Ban Ki­moon, voic­ing sup­port for the work of the UN. China is com­mit­ted to safe­guard­ing the in­ter­na­tional regime with UN at the core and up­hold­ing the pur­poses and prin­ci­ples of the UN Char­ter, Mr Li said.

“China will ac­tively pro­mote dis­pute set­tle­ment through peace­ful di­a­logue and ne­go­ti­a­tion, en­gage in in­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion to ad­dress cli­mate change and other global chal­lenges and con­trib­ute to world peace and de­vel­op­ment,” Mr Li said. Prais­ing Mr Ban’s con­tri­bu­tion to UN-China re­la­tions, Mr Li stressed China firmly sup­ports the work of the UN, safe­guards UN author­ity and will in­te­grate its own de­vel­op­ment strategy with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment. Mr Ban ex­pressed sym­pa­thies to Li over the floods in south China, say­ing he be­lieves the Chi­nese peo­ple will over­come the dis­as­ter un­der the strong lead­er­ship of the Chi­nese gov­ern­ment. The UN ap­pre­ci­ates China’s con­tri­bu­tion to pre­vent­ing and mit­i­gat­ing dis­as­ters across the world and looks for­ward to China’s im­por­tant role in re­al­iz­ing the 2030 Agenda for Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment and tack­ling cli­mate change. Mr Ban’s China tour lasts from Wed­nes­day to Sun­day and will also take him to Hangzhou and Suzhou in south­ern China. Xin­hua

Photo: Xin­hua

UN Sec­re­tary-gen­eral Ban Ki-moon (left), and Chi­nese Pre­mier Li Ke­qiang in Bei­jing.

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