Wang Yi met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

2022-05-20 0 By

On February 5, state Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who is here to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.Wang yi said that Mr. Secretary-general’s special trip to China to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games shows the UN’s support for the Winter Olympic Games and the importance it attaches to China’s cooperation with the UN.We believe that with the concerted efforts of all parties, the Beijing Winter Olympic Games will be a complete success and fulfill the solemn promise of presenting a simple, safe and splendid sports event to the world.Guterres said he is very glad to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.At a time when the international situation is volatile, conflicts are frequent, and fragmentation and decoupling tend to develop, I am particularly concerned about the plight of developing countries. At this time, it is more important than ever to carry forward the Olympic spirit of solidarity and mutual assistance.Guterres appreciated China’s vital role in upholding multilateralism, participating in peacekeeping operations and promoting development. He said it is the right time for President Xi Jinping to put forward the global development initiative. The United Nations unequivocally supports it and is ready to cooperate with China and work with other countries to implement it.Wang yi stressed that today’s world is full of uncertainties and instability, and the crux of the problem lies in the fact that some countries, in the name of multilateralism, want to impose their own standards on others, pursue unilateralism, form small circles and engage in bloc politics.China always stands for practicing genuine multilateralism.That there is only one system in the world, the international system with the United Nations at its core;There is only one order, the international order based on international law;There is only one set of rules, namely the basic norms governing international relations based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.China firmly supports the CENTRAL role of the United Nations in international affairs.Wang yi said that last year, we jointly commemorated the 50th anniversary of the restoration of New China’s lawful seat in the United Nations.Over the past 50 years, China has stood hand in hand with the UN through thick and thick, and become an important force for stability and development of the world.The two sides have also jointly established the world’s first International Research Center on Big Data for Sustainable Development and the first UN Global Geographic Information Knowledge and Innovation Center to support the UN’s efforts to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.China will continue to support the work of the Secretary-General and the Secretariat and make positive contributions to the cause of the United Nations.To address imbalances in global development, we must strengthen global governance and make globalization open, inclusive, balanced and beneficial to all.China is ready to strengthen international development cooperation with the United Nations and advance the implementation of global development initiatives.The two sides exchanged views on Afghanistan, Ukraine and other regional hotspot issues.Source: China Daily