Xi Holds Phone Conversation with UN Secretary-General
2021-05-07 08:52

Chinese President Xi Jinping had a telephone conversation with UN Secretary-General Guterres on the evening of May 6.

 

Xi Jinping pointed out that in recent years, the United Nations has experienced a rare complicated situation, but multilateralism has gained more and more support. Multilateralism cannot be separated from the United Nations, international law and cooperation among countries. The world needs true multilateralism. All countries should act in accordance with the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and should not engage in unilateralism and hegemonism, or piece together small circles and engage in ideological confrontation in the name of multilateralism. China will continue to support the work of the United Nations and Secretary-General Guterres and safeguard true multilateralism.

 

Xi emphasized that the most important task of the international community at present is still to fight COVID-19. The world should strengthen cooperation and refrain from political manipulation. Big countries should set an example and provide more public goods. China has successively provided vaccine assistance to more than 80 developing countries and exported vaccines to more than 50 countries. China has decided to provide vaccines to UN peacekeeping operations and the IOC, and will continue to actively support COVAX and make continuous efforts to bridge the "immunization gap".

 

Xi Jinping pointed out that the global response to climate change is a major event. China announced that it would strive to achieve the peak of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060, which is much shorter than that used by developed countries. This is China's initiative, not passive. Actions speak louder than words. China will make its best efforts and contributions to tackling climate change according to the actual situation, and is willing to continue to actively promote international cooperation in accordance with the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities.

 

Xi Jinping emphasized that it is China's consistent practice and moral responsibility to do its best to carry out South-South cooperation and provide assistance to developing countries. Many initiatives put forward by China, especially the joint construction of "the belt and road initiative", are based on such considerations. Chinese people keep their words and keep their words.

 

Xi Jinping pointed out that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. China has won a comprehensive victory in getting rid of poverty, made great strategic achievements in building a well-off society in an all-round way, and started a new journey of building a socialist modernized country in an all-round way. This year marks the 50th anniversary of New China's resumption of its legitimate seat in the United Nations, and China will hold grand commemorative activities. China is willing to strengthen cooperation with the United Nations and continue to promote the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

Guterres congratulated the Communist Party of China on its centenary and the 50th anniversary of New China's restoration of its legitimate seat in the United Nations. He said that the United Nations highly appreciates China's great achievements in getting rid of poverty, We highly appreciate China's firm support for multilateralism, We firmly support the work of the UN, appreciate China's announced national independent contribution goals and major measures to cope with global climate change, and thank China for its important contribution to international anti-epidemic cooperation, especially to realize the fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccine in developing countries and promote the recovery and growth of the world economy. I fully agree that all countries should pursue true multilateralism based on the Charter of the United Nations and international law. China is of vital importance to the international multilateral system. The United Nations looks forward to closer cooperation with China in world peace and security, biodiversity conservation, coping with climate change and helping developing countries achieve sustainable development, so as to push the relationship between the United Nations and China to a new height.