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Yang Jiechi Meets with IOM Director General William Lacy Swing
2017/08/24

On August 23, 2017, State Councilor Yang Jiechi met at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse with Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing.

Yang Jiechi expressed that immigration issue has become a global problem and needs to be properly solved by all parties. All sides should not only fully affirm the positive role of immigration, but continuously improve global immigration governance. We should treat both symptoms and root causes, focus on settling regional conflicts, development imbalance and other related in-depth level issues. China will continue to actively participate in and support the IOM’s works.

William Lacy Swing expressed that the IOM attaches great importance to China’s role and influence, and is willing to further enhance bilateral cooperation, in a bid to promote safe, orderly and regular flow of global population.

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