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Premier Li Keqiang sets out goals in meeting with UN chief

Updated: Sep 3,2015 6:58 PM     english.gov.cn

Premier Li Keqiang meets with the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Beijing on Sept 3. [Photo/Xinhua]

Premier Li Keqiang holds talks with the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Beijing on Sept 3. [Photo/Xinhua]

Premier Li Keqiang met with the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who attended the V-Day commemorations, on an official visit to China, in the Great Hall of the People on Sept 3.

The Premier noted that the UN, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, played a significant role in maintaining world peace and promoting common development.

China will continue to firmly support the UN and the secretary-general and actively promote the important consensus reached at UN summits in 2015, the Premier said.

China will also uphold the outcome of the World Anti-Fascist War and the postwar international order, the Premier said, and promote new and sustainable development and world peace.

The Premier also noted that promoting development and improving people’s livelihoods are the main tasks of the international community as well as stabilizing economic growth while reducing poverty and tackling climate change.

China will continue to speed up efforts in poverty reduction, tackle climate change within its own capacity, and contribute to the development agenda beyond 2015, he said.

The UN chief noted that 2015 is a pivotal year for the global organization and it appreciates China’s efforts in promoting its own economic development and poverty reduction and commitment to world peace and development.

The UN hopes and believes that China will continue to play a major role in maintaining sustainable global development and tackling climate change.

Views were also exchanged on regional and international issues of common concern.

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