by Lady Michelle-Jennifer Santos, Chief Visionary Founder & Owner
Ban congratulated Xi on his election as Chinese president. The United Nations highly appreciates China’s adherence to the road of peaceful development and expects China to play a greater and more active role in world affairs, said Ban.
The U.N. chief thanked China for its strong support for the world body and expressed the belief that cooperation between China and the United Nations would be further expanded. Ban also wished Xi success in his forthcoming visit to Russia and the three African nations. He expressed the hope that the BRICS summit in South Africa will produce positive results. The United Nations is willing to strengthen cooperation with China in African affairs, he said.
Ban expressed the belief that the Chinese people will be able to realize the Chinese dream of great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation under Xi’s leadership.
Xi thanked Ban for his congratulations and said that China’s development is inseparable from that of the outside world and that China will unswervingly stick to the path of peaceful development, continue opening-up policies for mutual benefit and promote world peace and development. China has always been a staunch supporter and an important partner of the United Nations, Xi told Ban.
China has actively advocated and pursued multilateralism, upheld the purposes and principles of the U.N. Charter and safeguarded the authority and role of the United Nations, Xi added. Xi pledged that with its development, China will deepen cooperation with the United Nations and shoulder due international obligations. Xi said that China will work with the United Nations to safeguard international justice and promote international cooperation so as to contribute more to peace and development of the world.
The United Nations, in particular, has made important contributions to maintaining peace and supporting development in Africa. China is willing to step up cooperation and exchanges with the United Nations to boost peace and development in Africa and in the world at large, said Xi.