Assistant Foreign Minister Wu Hailong Heads a Delegation to Attend the 67th Session of UNESCAP
On May 23, 2011, the ministerial segment of the 67th Session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) opened in Bangkok, Thailand. The leaders, ministerial-level officials and representatives from 53 members and 9 associate members including ESCAP Executive Secretary Noeleen Heyzer, Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, and Bhutan Prime Minister Jigme Y. Thinley, attended the ministerial segment. Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Wu Hailong headed a Chinese delegation to attend this meeting.
Wu attended the opening ceremony, the general debate and the ministerial round table. In the general debate, he delivered a speech titled "Joining Hands to Promote Inclusive and Sustainable Development of Asia and the Pacific", in which he expounded on China's views on inclusive and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific and raised a three-point proposal on how to achieve inclusive and sustainable development: first, to maintain moderate economic growth; second, to restructure economy and achieve sustainable development; third, to improve people's livelihood. With the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" as the foothold, Wu highlighted China's development strategy of focusing on accelerating the transformation of economic development pattern, improving people's livelihood, and walking on the path of sustainable development.
At the ministerial round table themed "Beyond the Crises: Long-Term Perspectives on Social Protection and Development in Asia and the Pacific", Wu introduced China's work in the field of social security and related policies and propositions.
Wu also met with Executive Secretary Noeleen Heyzer. The two sides exchanged views on such issues as this annual session of ESCAP, the work of ESCAP and strengthening cooperation between China and ESCAP.