VIENNA, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) supports the China-proposed Global Development Initiative (GDI) and is willing to deepen cooperation with China on the initiative, UNIDO director-general Gerd Muller has said.
Muller made the remarks when meeting with Wang Qun, the Chinese envoy to the United Nations and other international organizations in Vienna, on Wednesday.
The GDI, proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, is an initiative to support the development of developing countries, promote global economic recovery in the post-pandemic era and strengthen international development cooperation.
Muller said the GDI is in line with UNIDO's mission to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development for its members.
Citing China's tremendous changes over the past 40 years as well as the country's achievement in poverty alleviation and job creation, Muller said UNIDO members, especially developing countries, can learn from China's development experience.
Wang said at the meeting that China, as the largest contributor to UNIDO, has maintained sound cooperation with the organization over the years and is willing to conduct all-around cooperation with the organization on advancing and delivering on the GDI. ■