UN Security Council Open Debate: Chinese FM calls for peaceful approach to international issues

2021-04-20 16:45:53CGTN Editor : Jing Yuxin ECNS App Download

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on the international community to uphold the United Nations Charter and not to interfere in other countries' internal affairs. He spoke on Monday via video, at a UN Security Council High-Level Open Debate. 

Speaking at a meeting focused on the United Nations' cooperation with regional and sub regional organizations, Wang said the international community should adhere to openness and inclusiveness while not engaging in group politics.

"We should strive to resolve disputes through peaceful measures, rather than through force or the threat of force. It is necessary to maintain the core position of the UN Security Council as a key security body of the international community."

Wang also called for support for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in dealing with the unrest in Myanmar. He added that the international community should respect the association's key role in regional cooperation. He also highlighted China's role in providing coronavirus vaccines to the UN peacekeeping force.

"A large amount of the China-UN Peace and Development Fund has been used to support regional and sub regional cooperation. China has announced to donate 300-thousand doses of vaccines to UN peacekeepers, priority would be given to those who are working in Africa."

The UN secretary general, president of Vietnam, as well as the president of the African Union Commission also took part in the virtual gathering.

Wang Yi also said that China will continue on its path to implementing the UN's Sustainable Development goals for 2030, while upholding the principle of promoting peace through development. 


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