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Yang Jiechi Meets with President of the Sixty-fifth Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Arab League Secretary-General and Foreign Ministers of Some Countries


On the morning of September 20, 2010, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met respectively with President of the sixty-fifth Session of the United Nations General Assembly Joseph Deiss, Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa, Kazakhstan's Secretary of State and Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabayev, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa and Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey.

During the meeting with Deiss, Yang said China always supports UN General Assembly to play an even greater role. The foreign minister voiced hope for the General Assembly to attach greater importance to development issues, proactively implement the outcomes of the current UN High-Level Meeting on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), pay attention to the concerns of developing countries and further promote international development cooperation.

During the meeting with Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa, Yang said both sides established the strategic cooperative relationship featuring comprehensive cooperation and common development at the 4th ministerial meeting of the China-Arab Cooperation Forum. He hoped that both sides will further enhance strategic coordination, expand economic and trade cooperation and push forward people-to-people and cultural exchanges so as to advance China-Arab strategic cooperative relations. China remains committed to supporting the just cause of the Palestinian people in seeking legitimate national rights and will continue to play a constructive role in pushing forward the Middle East peace process and promoting regional peace and stability.

When meeting with Kazakhstan's Secretary of State and Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabayev, Yang said China-Kazakhstan relations face new opportunities for development under the new situation. China is ready to work with the Kazakh side to enhance bilateral high-level exchanges, deepen pragmatic cooperation and boost communication and coordination in the SCO and other multilateral frameworks. Yang expressed China’s willingness to push for bilateral strategic partnership and make positive contributions to maintaining regional peace, security, stability and development.

When meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, Yang said that currently China-Indonesia relations are developing very well. China is ready to take the opportunity of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties to further uplift bilateral strategic partnership. China always adheres to the policy of mutual respect, equality, good-neighborly friendship, mutually beneficial cooperation and common development with ASEAN. China is ready to maintain close coordination and cooperation with Indonesia and other ASEAN countries and jointly push forward China-ASEAN relations and East Asian cooperation.

During the meeting with Micheline Calmy-Rey, Yang said bilateral relations have been developing actively since the establishment of diplomatic ties 60 years ago. Yang hoped that both countries will further strengthen cooperation on economy, trade, energy conservation and environmental protection, new-generation information technology, biology and high-end manufacturing, expand humanities exchanges and further build up mutual understanding and friendship between both peoples.

The foreign officials spoke highly of the positive and responsible role played by China in coping with the international financial crisis and other global challenges and in promoting the settlement of regional hotspot issues. They expressed willingness to further enhance exchanges and cooperation with China in bilateral and multilateral areas and push forward the bilateral friendly cooperative relations.

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