Yang Jiechi Meets with President of the 63rd Session of the UN General Assembly, LAS Secretary General and Foreign Ministers of Some Countries
On September 22, 2008, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met respectively with President of the 63rd Session of the UN General Assembly Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, Secretary General of League of Arab States (LAS) Amr Moussa, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea Yu Myung-hwan, Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Maxime Verhagen, Foreign Minister of Zimbabwe Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit.
During the meeting with Brockmann, Yang congratulated him on his being elected as the president of the 63rd Session of the UN General Assembly, saying that China has always attached importance to the work of the UN General Assembly and supports the improvement of its efficiency and decision-making capacity.
When meeting with Moussa, Yang said under the new international situation, China and LAS should further enrich their new type of partnership and jointly safeguard interests of both sides as well as a large majority of developing nations, so as to push the international order to move in a more fair and reasonable direction.
During his meeting with Yu Myung-hwan, Yang said China and ROK have declared the establishment of strategic cooperative partnership, marking an important development of bilateral ties. China is ready to make joint efforts with the ROK to push forward the ties.
While meeting with Verhagen, Yang said China spoke highly of the development of bilateral ties and appreciated the government of the Netherlands for adhering to the one-China policy on the issues concerning Taiwan and Tibet. Yang also welcomed Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende to attend the upcoming ASEM summit and pay an official visit to China.
During the meeting with Mumbengegwi, Yang appreciated and congratulated parties concerned in Zimbabwe for their positive achievements in resolving election disputes through political means. Yang hoped that the new government of Zimbabwe will be successfully formed at an early date, adding that China is ready to offer aid and support for Zimbabwe’s efforts to safeguard national stability and unity and resume economic growth.
At the meeting with Gheit, Yang said China appreciates Egypt’s firm support on issues concerning Tibet and Taiwan and Beijing Olympics and welcomes Egypt to play a greater role in international and regional affairs.
All the foreign officials congratulated on the success of the Beijing Olympics and praised China’s contributions to the promotion of the Olympic spirit. They expressed willingness to enhance cooperation with China in all areas and push bilateral ties for further development.