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Zhang Gaoli Meets with President Sam Kahamba Kutesa of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly


On September 22 local time, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, who was in New York for the attendance at the UN Climate Summit as Special Envoy of President Xi Jinping, met with President Sam Kahamba Kutesa of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York.

Zhang Gaoli congratulated Sam Kahamba Kutesa on his election as the President of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly. He said that next year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the UN and decisions on a series of major events and significant events need to be made. I would like to put forward three proposals on the work of the UN. First, to safeguard the basic norms governing the international relations, defend the objectives and principles enshrined in the UN Charter, preserve the victory of the World War II and the post-WWII order, cherish the hard-won peace and steadfastly stand against war. Second, to prioritize the key word of development, take development as top priority, formulate a fair, inclusive and sustainable post-2015 development agenda, and bring more benefits for African countries. Third, to effectively cope with the severe challenges brought by climate change, pool political consensuses of various countries, uphold the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, push for positive results in the next phase of a series of negotiations on climate change, and provide practical assistance for developing countries in dealing with climate change. China will, as always, support and cooperate with the work of the President of the UN General Assembly.

Sam Kahamba Kutesa expressed his gratitude to China for its consistent support for the UN and agreed to relevant proposals made by Zhang Gaoli. The next year marks an important year in the history of the UN, and the new session of the UN General Assembly will prioritize the post-2015 development agenda, climate change and others in their work and believes that China's support will firmly push forward relevant processes.

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