Chinese FM praises efforts of UN General Assembly

Added On September 19, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday applauded efforts of the United Nations General Assembly when meeting with Miroslav Lajcak who chairs the 72nd session of the assembly.

China supports the role of the United Nations, the most authoritative and most representative international organization, in maintaining international peace and promoting common development, said Wang.

The current session of the General Assembly takes development as a priority and builds this year's General Debate around the theme of "focusing on people."

China appreciates the arrangements, which are in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and with the aspirations of the member states, he said.

UN reform has recently attracted much attention, he said, adding China supports UN reform and hopes reform will be carried forward in a stable manner with respect for the opinions of member states.

Lajcak said the international community welcomes China's increasingly important role in international affairs, and hopes that China can display leadership in conflict prevention, settlement of hot spot issues, peacekeeping and the implementation of the 2030 agenda.

The United Nations will enhance cooperation with China to carry forward work in security, development and human rights in a balanced way, he said.

The United Nations attaches importance to China's view on UN reform and will push this process forward in an incremental manner, he said.

Wang is in New York for the annual General Debate of the UN General Assembly.