China expects UN’s active role in Int’l affairs: Spokesperson

BEIJING, September 16 (INP): China is looking forward a pro-active role of the United Nations in the international affairs for achieving the desired goal of promoting peace, stability and prosperity World over.

This was stated by the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying at a regular news conference here on Monday.

At the outset, she said the 74th UN General Assembly will open at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 17, and a general debate will be held on the 24th.

High-level meetings such as the UN Climate Action Summit and the Sustainable Development Goals Summit will be held.

The spokesperson announced that State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will lead a delegation to attend the general debate of the UN General Assembly and attend the UN Climate Action Summit and the Sustainable Development Goals Summit as Special Representative of President Xi Jinping.

Hua Chunying added, a series of multi- and bilateral activities will also be held. State Councilor Wang Yi will comprehensively introduce the road and achievements of the new China in the past 70 years, expound China’s foreign policy and its basic propositions on the current international situation and major international and regional issues, and demonstrate China’s firm support for multilateralism and the United Nations.

Promote exchanges and cooperation between China and countries and international organizations around the world.

The general debate of this session of the General Assembly provides an important opportunity for countries to explore major issues concerning world peace and development.

As a permanent member of the Security Council, the largest developing country and the UN’s second conference fee, China will continue to firmly uphold multilateralism and support the UN in playing an active role in international affairs.

During the meeting, State Councilor Wang Yi will speak at the general debate of the UN General Assembly and attend the UN Climate Action Summit and the Sustainable Development Goals Summit as the special representative of President Xi Jinping.

He will also preside over the permanent heads of the UN Security Council to meet with the UN Secretary-General.

China has dialogues with the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of the African Member States of the Security Council, the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of the Forum on Ancient Civilizations, and the Foreign Minister of the China-Lake Community “Troika”. State Councilor Wang Yi will also meet with the GCC’s “Troika” foreign ministers, attend the public meeting of the Security Council, the BRICS foreign ministers’ meeting, and the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Geneva Conventions, together with the UN Secretary-General and the 74th UN General Assembly.

The Chairman and dozens of heads of delegations or foreign ministers held bilateral meetings and attended the opening ceremony of the achievements of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China at the United Nations.

Through these activities, we hope to further strengthen exchanges, dialogues and cooperation with countries and international organizations, jointly promote the resolution of international and regional hotspot issues and global issues of common concern, and make new contributions to safeguarding world peace and promoting common development.

INP/Javed