UNITED NATIONS — A Chinese envoy on May 9 called on the UN and the EU to strengthen cooperation and make positive and greater contributions to world peace and development.
Liu Jieyi, China’s permanent representative to the UN, made the appeal at a Security Council meeting on cooperation between the UN and the regional organization.
Noting that anti-globalization and conservative thinking are on the rise, Liu said all parties should jointly safeguard the international order with the UN at the center, and strengthen the UN’s status in international affairs.
Liu said the two organizations should establish a concept of common, comprehensive and sustainable security and jointly push parties to abandon zero-sum thinking to achieve win-win for all.
On development, Liu said many developing countries are faced with unique difficulties in implementing the UN agenda for sustainable development, and the EU should provide more funding and technical support to help those countries achieve development goals.
“China attaches great importance to its relationship with the EU and has all along supported the integration process of Europe,” said Liu. “We welcome a united, stable and prosperous Europe.”
He said China stands ready to deepen China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership through Belt and Road initiative and other platforms for mutual benefit and win-win cooperation.