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World should stick to multilateralism: Han Zheng

2023-09-22 HKT 11:53
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Vice President Han Zheng called on the world to stay true to multilateralism and improve global governance, in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.

Han said UN member states should uphold equity and justice, safeguard peace and security, as well as deliver win-win outcomes and achieve development for all.

"The legitimate security concerns of all countries should be addressed, the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries should be respected, and differences and disputes should be resolved in a peaceful way through dialogue and consultation," he said.

Noting that China is a staunch supporter of the international system with the UN at its core, the vice president said the world body should make advances in security, development and human rights in a balanced manner, and see that all countries jointly safeguard universal security.

Han also said China is committed to opening itself wider to the world and will always be a member of the big family of developing countries.

“As the largest developing country, China is a natural member of the Global South. It breathes the same breath with other developing countries and shares the same future with them,” the vice president said.

He said Beijing supports those nations' development path “in keeping with their national conditions.”

On the Ukraine conflict, he said: "China supports all efforts that are conducive to the peaceful resolution of the Ukraine crisis and stands ready to continue playing a constructive role for the early attainment of peace."

On Taiwan, Han said: "Realising China's complete reunification is a shared aspiration of all the sons and daughters of the Chinese nation.

"We will continue to strive for peaceful reunification with the greatest sincerity and the utmost effort." (Agencies)

World should stick to multilateralism: Han Zheng