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Wang Yi Met with President of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly Sam Kutesa

2014/09/26

On September 25, 2014, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with President of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly Sam Kutesa on the sidelines of the General Assembly.

Wang Yi congratulated President Kutesa on assuming the new post. He said that the Chinese side will actively support President Kutesa's efforts and work for new progress of the UN.

Wang Yi said that the Chinese side applauds President Kutesa's decision of making the formulation of the post-2015 development agenda the most important task of this session of the UN General Assembly, as it answers the call of people from vast developing countries. The agenda should stay focused on removing poverty and addressing the concerns of developing countries, uphold the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respect national conditions and development paths of different countries, continue to take South-North cooperation as the major channel while press ahead with South-South cooperation, pursue a balanced development and run economic, social and other undertakings in parallel.

Wang Yi said that the UN needs reform, and the reform of the UN should be an all-round process, with balanced progress in security, development and human rights. In particular, priority should be given to increasing the representation and voice of the vast developing countries in UN affairs, safeguard and expand the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries.

Wang Yi stated that next year marks the 70th anniversary of the inception of the UN as well as the 70th anniversary of the victory of the world anti-fascist war. Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory of WWII has been included in the agenda of the UN General Assembly. The international community shall take the opportunity to reaffirm its support to multilateralism, uphold the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, cement the post-war international order, strengthen the role of the UN and express opposition to words and deeds that deny and beautify aggression and attempts to reverse the trend of history.

Kutesa said that development is the key to many global issues. This session of the UN General Assembly will stay committed to world development, poverty reduction, creation of jobs, improvement of public health and eduction and elimination of the breeding ground of terrorism. The reform of the UN should be comprehensive, without neglecting the reform in the field of development. He will stay in close communication with China on drawing up the post-2015 development agenda, reforming the UN and commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory of WWII.

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