Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) meets with Csaba Korosi, president of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UNGA in New York, Sept. 24, 2022. (Xinhua/Li Rui)
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- China firmly upholds the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and the core role being played by the United Nations in international affairs, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Saturday.
In his meeting with Csaba Korosi, president of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Wang said the United Nations is the core mechanism and the most important platform for safeguarding multilateralism, adding that China is the first country to sign the UN Charter and has always advocated practicing true multilateralism.
"We firmly support the important role of the UNGA in addressing global challenges, as well as the work of the president of the UNGA," he said.
Noting that the world today is not peaceful, Wang said Chinese President Xi Jinping has proposed the Global Security Initiative, and advocates a common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security concept, which offers a Chinese solution to making up for the peace deficits, and solving the security dilemma.
China has also put forward the Global Development Initiative (GDI), which stands for China's contribution to focus on development issues and accelerate the realization of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and has received positive response and support from the international community, Wang said.
The Chinese side is willing to strengthen synergy with the United Nations, mobilize more resources and form a greater joint force, he added.
For his part, Korosi said China is a champion of multilateralism and an important partner of the United Nations, and plays a key role in the affairs of the UNGA.
He expressed his appreciation that China has provided consistent support to the president of the UNGA in performing duties, and will continue to step up cooperation with China to jointly tackle global challenges.
Noting that the important initiatives put forward by Xi provide a vision and solutions for building even greater consensus and effective measures for coping with current challenges, he said he looks forward to strengthening coordination with China in dealing with climate change and water resources protection, and implementing the sustainable development agenda.
Wang said that sustainable development is the common cause of humanity.
He also said that a few days ago, China hosted the ministerial meeting of the Group of Friends of the GDI, and announced that it would take seven more steps to implement the GDI.
China also presented global sustainable development data products to the United Nations, Wang noted, saying that the Chinese side is ready to maintain communication with the Office of the President of the UNGA on green development and global water resources protection, and supports a successful 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. ■