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Li Keqiang Meets with UN Secretary-General António Guterres

2017-05-15 16:52

On the afternoon of May 15, 2017, Premier Li Keqiang met with UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the Great Hall of the People, who was in China for the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

Li Keqiang noted that as a founding member of the UN and a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China always firmly maintains the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and upholds the authority of the UN and its Security Council as well as its core role in such fields as safeguarding world peace and security and promoting development. China is willing to play its role as a major responsible developing country through the UN and other platforms and make unremitting efforts for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and for the promotion of world peace, stability, development and prosperity.

Li Keqiang noted that peace, development and cooperation have become consensus of all mankind in the modern world, and globalization is an irreversible historical trend. Problems emerged in the process of globalization should be addressed in the process of development. China supports the process of globalization and trade and investment liberalization and facilitation. It is believed that human beings have the wisdom and all countries have the capabilities to drive forward the globalization in an open, inclusive, shared and universally-beneficial way.

António Guterres noted that as a key pillar of the fair and orderly advancement of multilateralism, free trade, and the process of globalization in modern world, China has offered great supports to all works of the UN, including peacekeeping operations. The UN is willing to enhance cooperation with China to synergize the implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with China's development strategies and initiatives in a better way, in a bid to promote world peace and stability in the process of the sustainable development.

State Councilor Yang Jing attended the meeting.

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