Chinese state councilor says sustainable development key to solving global issues

2019-11-23 16:46:54Xinhua Editor : Gu Liping ECNS App Download

Yao Jun works in a bee breeding base in Lanmashan village, Hubei province, in 2018. The farmer started a bee breeding cooperative because of the conducive local conditions. YANG SHUNPI/XINHUA

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday that sustainable development is key to solving major issues facing the world, and ending poverty is the top goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

While addressing the Group of 20 foreign ministers' meeting, Wang said China has lifted 850 million people out of poverty during the past 40 years, accounting for more than 70 percent of the global poverty reduction.

"China will eradicate absolute poverty by 2020," he said.

China is willing to share development experiences with other countries to help push forward the global poverty eradication, Wang said.


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