|Wang Yi Meets with President of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Csaba Kőrösi|
On February 2, 2023, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Wang Yi met with President of the 77th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly Csaba Kőrösi in Beijing.
Wang Yi noted that China, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, has always been a staunch supporter of and a positive contributor to the cause of the UN. Under the circumstance that unilateralism, protectionism and hegemonism impact world peace and development, China is ready to work with all other countries to firmly safeguard the international system with the UN at its core and firmly safeguard the international order based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. Currently, China has successfully overcome the challenge of the pandemic, and its economic and social development has rapidly returned to normal. China will continue to make efforts to safeguard the health of the Chinese people, and will make important contributions to the stable operation of the world economy.
Wang Yi said that today’s world is full of uncertainty and instability. All countries need to hold high the banner of the UN and unite to deal with the uncertainties and instability, so as to bring to the world less war, geopolitical conflicts, hegemony and bullying, but more peace, dialogue and consultation, and international cooperation. China will continue to give firm support to the UN, and stands ready to further strengthen cooperation with the UN to implement Global Development Initiative and Global Security Initiative, advance the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and jointly address global challenges such as water resources, climate change and biodiversity.
Kőrösi thanked the Chinese government for supporting the UN and multilateralism, and congratulated China on opening a new chapter of national development. He said that the UN hopes to strengthen cooperation with China, work together to prevail over the pandemic, jointly address global challenges such as development financing, water resources and climate change, and promote the realization of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The two sides also exchanged views on issues of mutual interest.