Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday met with Abdulla Shahid, President of the 76th session of the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) and foreign minister of the Maldives, in the city of Hangzhou, east China’s Zhejiang Province on Thursday, Reuters reports.
At the meeting, the two sides discussed areas of mutual concern, including recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, sustainable development and the climate crisis. They also talked about support for multilateralism and upholding the U.N.’s role in global peace and development.
Abdulla Shahid hailed China's positive role in addressing global hotspot issues and upholding multilateralism.
"The leadership that you have been showing in dealing with COVID-19 and climate change, and other areas of international concerns shows the commitment of China to multilateralism," he said.
Wang expressed China's support for the U.N. 's work.
"China has always been a staunch defender of and participant in the cause of the United Nations, and we will continue to support your work as president of the U.N. General Assembly," he said.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the People's Republic of China's lawful seat in the United Nations.