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Vice-premier meets UNFPA executive director

Updated: Mar 18,2016 7:51 AM     Xinhua

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (R) meets with Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), in Beijing, March 17, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Liu Yandong met with Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) on March 17.

Liu hailed the long-term practical cooperation between the Chinese government and the UNFPA. She thanked the UNFPA’s support for the development of the Chinese population and South-South cooperation.

China is willing to enhance cooperation with the UNFPA to achieve the goals related to health and population in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and increase South-South cooperation in promoting the health of women, children and teenagers as well as the aging population, Liu said.

Osotimehin said the UNFPA is ready to work with China in areas like population and family planning and backs China to realize sustainable development and enhance South-South cooperation.

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