Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for stronger solidarity and cooperation among emerging market and developing countries to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.[Special coverage]
He made the remarks at the Dialogue of Emerging Market and Developing Countries in the southeastern city of Xiamen.
"Development remains the top priority of emerging market and developing countries," said the president.
These countries should implement their development strategies in the context of the sustainable development agenda and in light of their national conditions, Xi said.
He urged the countries to work perseveringly to find a sustainable development path featuring coordinated economic, social and environmental progress.
The countries should call on the international community to place development high on the agenda of macro-economic policy coordination, according to the president.
The role of the UN should be leveraged, while efforts are needed to make good use of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development to accelerate the implementation of the sustainable development agenda, he told the meeting.
"We need to urge developed countries to honor their commitment to increase support to developing countries in line with principles such as the one featuring common but differentiated responsibilities," Xi said.
As the UN considers reforming its development system, emerging market and developing countries should push forward reform, focus on development and bring more input to truly serve the needs of developing countries, Xi noted.