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Premier Wen Jiabao Meets with President of 61st Session of the United Nations General Assembly Sheika Haya
2007-06-22 00:00

On June 22, 2007, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met in Ziguangge, Zhongnanhai with Sheika Haya Rashed Al Khalifa, president of the 61st session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Wen said traditional and non-traditional security issues pose challenges to world peace and development. "Only by adhering to the multilateralism and strengthening the role of the UN, can we effectively address these threats and challenges," he said. The United Nations finds itself at the heart of multilateral system and its role can not be replaced or diminished, the premier said.

Wen pointed out that peace and development, as top concerns of the UN, are complementary. He expected the United Nations to increase input in development issues, push for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and seek a balanced and coordinated development of globalization.

Wen emphasized that the international community should strengthen cooperation on climate change and follow the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities". The UN should continue its leading role in this regard and the developed countries should increase technological transfer and assistance to developing ones so as to enhance their abilities to cope with climate change, he added.

Sheika Haya said China has made a positive contribution to the United Nations and played an important role in addressing new threats and challenges as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and the biggest developing country. The UN is ready to maintain and strengthen coordination and cooperation with China, she added.

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