Chinese FM talks with UNGA president

Abdulla Shahid, president of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, speaks during an emergency special session of the UN General Assembly on Ukraine at the UN headquarters in New York, on Feb. 28, 2022. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

BEIJING, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday talked with President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid in a phone conversation.

Wang said that the current session of the UN General Assembly has overcome disruptions and achieved fruitful results, injected new impetus into improving global governance, promoted unity among members of the international community and made new contributions to world peace and development.

China appreciates the role of President Shahid, also foreign minister of the Maldives, in facilitating the UN endeavors and will continue to support the work of the General Assembly, Wang said.

Wang called on the General Assembly to uphold the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, practise true multilateralism, and play a bigger role and make more contributions in such areas as climate change, global response to COVID-19 and sustainable development that are crucial to the future of the international community.

Noting that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and the Maldives, Wang said that China is ready to continue cooperation with the Maldives in fighting COVID-19 and jointly promote post-pandemic recovery to enrich and inject new impetus into the future-oriented comprehensive friendly and cooperative partnership between China and the Maldives.

For his part, Shahid said he appreciated China's constructive efforts and important contributions to the work of the General Assembly and thanked China for its support for the performance of his duties.

Shahid said he would continue to strengthen coordination with China to jointly tackle global challenges, practise multilateralism, safeguard the authority of the United Nations, promote post-pandemic recovery and promote sustainable development.

He added that the Maldives and China enjoy sound relations, and his country would like to deepen cooperation with China to push for greater development of bilateral ties.

Editor: Su Dan
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