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Wang Yi Met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

2014/09/27

On September 27, 2014, Wang Yi met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. They had an in-depth exchange of views on UN affairs and reached broad consensus.

Wang Yi said that counter-terrorism is the pressing task of the international community. China supports what Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed, that is, the UN is ready to lead the international campaign against terrorism and military actions should have the authorization of the Security Council. China has offered instant assistance to relevant African countries who are fighting against the Ebola epidemic, and welcomes the coordinating role played by the UN in the world-wide operation against the epidemic. China has made important contribution to the UN peacekeeping, and will carry on as a responsible major country. The reform of the UN should be an all-round process, instead of being limited to certain areas. The major target of reform should be safeguarding the justified and legitimate rights and interests of developing countries. Development holds the key to problems faced by today’s world. The formulation of the post-2015 development agenda should be put on top of UN tasks in the new year. Next year marks the 70th anniversary of the world anti-Fascist war and the victory of the Chinese People’s War Against Japanese Aggression. The UN should take the opportunity to hold commemorating activities to draw lessons from history, uphold the victory of WWII and the post-war international order, and express opposition to all the actions that distort history and reverse the verdict on aggression.

Ban Ki-moon said that China has given energetic support to UN affairs and made important contributions to the UN peacekeeping operation. China has also played a leading role in dealing with the emergency situation of the Ebola epidemic and providing humanitarian assistance. The partnership between the UN and China has become closer and closer, of which he spoke highly. Today, issues concerning international development remain acute. The UN hopes that China will continue to support the formulation and implementation of the post-2015 development agenda. Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory of the world anti-Fascist war is a priority on the agenda of the UN next year. The UN will stay in close communication with its member states.

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