Chinese State Councillor & Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday that development is the master key to solving all problems.
Addressing the General Debate of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wang said development should be placed at the centre of the global macro policy framework, with a continued focus on priority areas such as poverty reduction, infrastructure, education, and public health.
“We need to maintain global development cooperation with North-South cooperation as the main channel, supplemented by South-South cooperation,” Wang said.
He called for efforts to build an open world economy and help developing countries better integrate into the global industrial and value chains.
Wang said that the UN member states should achieve complementarity between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and their medium- to long-term development strategies, in an effort to pursue high-quality development.
The Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) aims to achieve development that is open, green and clean as well as high-standard, sustainable and people-centred, he said.
He added that the BRI, an initiative highly compatible with the 2030 Agenda, has become a road to cooperation, hope and prosperity, delivering real benefits to people the world over.
China hopes that other countries will seize the development opportunities created by the BRI to add fresh impetus to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, Wang said.