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Beijing: New Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged that his country will deepen cooperation with the United Nations and shoulder due international obligations.
In a telephone conversation with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Xi said that China will work with the UN to safeguard international justice and promote international cooperation so as to contribute more to peace and development of the world.
China has always been a staunch supporter and an important partner of the UN, Xi said.
China has advocated and pursued multilateralism, upheld the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and safeguarded the authority of the UN and respected its roles in world affairs, Xi added.
The UN has made important contributions to peace and development in Africa. China is willing to step up cooperation and exchanges with the UN to boost peace and development in Africa and in the world at large, Xi was quoted by the New China News Agency (Xinhua) as saying.
Xi said that China’s development is inseparable from that of the outside world and that China stick to the path of peaceful development, continue opening-up policies and promote world peace and development.
Ban congratulated Xi on his election and hoped that the Chinese people would be able to realise the Chinese dream of great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation under Xi’s leadership. He thanked China for its support for the world body and expressed the belief that cooperation between China and the UN would be further expanded. He wished Xi success in his forthcoming visit to Russia, Tanzania, Congo and South Africa. AGENCIES