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State Councilor Yang Jiechi Meets with President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson
2016/08/26

On August 26, 2016, State Councilor Yang Jiechi met at Zhongnanhai with President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson.

Yang Jiechi congratulated on Peter Thomson's election as President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly and welcomed him to visit China. Yang Jiechi expressed that as the largest developing country and permanent member of the UN Security Council, China attaches high importance to the UN's authority and role in international affairs. China will continuously deepen cooperation in various fields with the UN, comprehensively implement the initiatives of building a new type of international relations with win-win cooperation as the core and forging a community of common destiny for mankind proposed by President Xi Jinping, and actively advance the implementation of various practical outcomes from the series of summits marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the UN. Taking the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a priority, the 71st session of the UN General Assembly also needs to effectively cope with terrorism, refugees, infectious diseases and other global challenges. The Chinese side hopes that under your leadership, all sides can further synergize consensus and properly cope with all challenges, so as to achieve win-win cooperation. China will actively support the work of the UN General Assembly, and work with all countries to make contributions to safeguarding world peace and promoting human development.

Yang Jiechi noted that the G20 Hangzhou Summit, which is committed to building an "innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economy", is soon to be held. As the rotating presidency of the G20, China is willing to enhance coordination and cooperation with all sides, jointly advance the success of the G20 Hangzhou Summit, and make greater contributions to boosting world economic growth and improving global economic governance.

Peter Thomson spoke highly of China's important and constructive role in the UN's efforts to deal with global issues, and expressed that he will carry out close cooperation with China during his tenure, so as to push for new progress in various causes of the UN. Peter Thomson also spoke highly of the multi-aspect efforts made by China for the sake of important outcomes from the G20 Hangzhou Summit, and wished the summit a complete success.

Both sides also exchanged views on other international and regional issues of common concern.

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