New York. Chinese Vice President Han Zheng met here Monday with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, respectively, on the sidelines of the ongoing 78th session of the UN General Assembly.
Han told Guterres that the world today is confronted with accelerated changes unseen in a century with various unstable and uncertain factors intertwined.The more complex and grim the international situation is, the more necessary it is to uphold genuine multilateralism and the more the world needs a strong United Nations, he said.
The vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind, the Belt and Road Initiative, the Global Development Initiative, the Global Security Initiative and the Global Civilization Initiative proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping are highly aligned with the ideals and goals of the United Nations, and have been widely recognized and actively supported by the international community, said Han.
China will, as always, be a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development and a defender of the international order, and support the United Nations in playing a central role in international affairs, he said.
For his part, Guterres thanked China for its firm support for the UN cause, and spoke highly of the important initiatives proposed by the Chinese president.
– Xinhua news