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China’s President Xi Jinping said, “China will continue to be a true follower of multilateralism. It will stay actively engaged in reforming and developing the global governance system. It will firmly uphold the UN-centered international system, firmly uphold the international order underpinned by international law, and firmly defend the UN’s central role in international affairs.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE : 21 SEPTEMBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1.Wide shot, United Nations exterior

21 SEPTEMBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, General Assembly Hall
3.SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China:
“China will continue to be a true follower of multilateralism. It will stay actively engaged in reforming and developing the global governance system. It will firmly uphold the UN-centered international system, firmly uphold the international order underpinned by international law, and firmly defend the UN’s central role in international affairs.”
4. Wide shot, General Assembly Hall
5. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China:
“The UN must stand firm for justice. Mutual respect and equality among all countries, big or small, represents the progress of our times and is the foremost principle of the UN Charter. All need to follow the approach of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits. All need to come together to uphold universal security, share the fruits of development, and jointly decide on the future of the world. It is imperative that the representation and voice of developing countries be increased so that the UN could be more balanced in reflecting the interests and wishes of the majority of countries in the world.”
6.Wide shot, General Assembly Hall
7.SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China:
“The UN must uphold the rule of law. The purposes and principles of the UN Charter must be unswervingly kept and upheld. Relations among countries and coordination of their interests must only be based on rules and institutions. The UN must promote cooperation. We need to pursue the common interests of all as we each work to safeguard our own interests. We need to expand the converging interests of all and build a big global family of harmony and cooperation. The UN must focus on real action. It should aim at problem solving and move toward tangible outcomes as it advances security, development and human rights in parallel. The issue of development should be highlighted in the global macro framework.”
8.Wide shot, General Assembly Hall

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China’s President Xi Jinping said, “China will continue to be a true follower of multilateralism. It will stay actively engaged in reforming and developing the global governance system. It will firmly uphold the UN-centered international system, firmly uphold the international order underpinned by international law, and firmly defend the UN’s central role in international affairs.”

In a video message addressed to the High-level meeting to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations today (21 Sep), Chinese President Xi noted that the COVID-19 pandemic is a grave test for the entire world and in the face of new realities and challenges, “the UN must stand firm for justice.”

President Xi continued, “mutual respect and equality among all countries, big or small, represents the progress of our times and is the foremost principle of the UN Charter,” adding that “all need to follow the approach of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits. All need to come together to uphold universal security, share the fruits of development, and jointly decide on the future of the world.”

The Chinese President reiterated, “it is imperative that the representation and voice of developing countries be increased so that the UN could be more balanced in reflecting the interests and wishes of the majority of countries in the world.”

President Xi also said, “the UN must uphold the rule of law.”

He stated that the purposes and principles of the UN Charter “must be unswervingly kept and upheld. Relations among countries and coordination of their interests must only be based on rules and institutions.”

President Xi also reiterated that the UN must promote cooperation. He said, “we need to pursue the common interests of all as we each work to safeguard our own interests. We need to expand the converging interests of all and build a big global family of harmony and cooperation.”

He also noted that the UN must focus on real action. The Chinese President explained, “it should aim at problem solving and move toward tangible outcomes as it advances security, development and human rights in parallel. The issue of development should be highlighted in the global macro framework.”

Earlier today in New York, marking the UN’s 75th anniversary, Member States adopted a forward-looking political declaration which will be negotiated through an intergovernmental process on: “The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism”.
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