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Hu Jintao Delivers an Important Speech at the UN Summit

2005/09/16

The summit on the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations held the second plenary session at which Chinese President Hu Jintao delivered an important speech entitled Making Great Efforts to Build a Harmonious World with Long-lasting Peace and Common Prosperity

On the morning of September 15, 2005, the summit on the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations held another plenary session at which Chinese President Hu Jintao delivered an important speech entitled Making Great Efforts to Build a Harmonious World with Long-lasting Peace and Common Prosperity, comprehensively elaborating China's opinions and position on the current international situation and major international issues and raising specific suggestions on strengthening the role of the UN, pushing forward UN reform and promoting international development cooperation.

Hu pointed out that the new century opens bright prospects for the progress of human society. In the critical historical period of coexistence of opportunities and challenges, all the countries must unite closely to truly build a harmonious world with long-lasting peace and common prosperity.

The plenary session, co-chaired by Prime Minister Goran Persson of Sweden which holds the presidency of 60th UN General Assembly and President Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon which is the presidency country of the 59th UN General Assembly, started at 9:00 a.m. local time. The heads of state and government present at the session continued with discussions on such issues as pushing forward the UN reform, maintaining world peace and promoting development and cooperation.

In his speech Hu noted that at this solemn and significant moment the leaders or their representatives of countries in the world gathered together to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations, reiterated our commitment to adhering to the purpose and principles of the UN Charter and demonstrated our determination to safeguard world peace and promote common development. It is a common aspiration of people all over the globe and the common consensus of far-sighted statesmen of all countries in the world.

Hu noted that the establishment of UN is a historic event in the human history. Over the past 60 years the organization has played an important role of and scored major achievements in safeguarding world peace, pushing forward common development and promoting human civilization.

Hu raised the following suggestions on building a harmonious world with long-lasting peace and