Chinese Permanent Representative Wu Peng Met with UNEP Executive Director
2019/06/28

Chinese Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Wu Peng met with UNEP new Executive Director Inger Andersen upon request on June 25th, and exchanged views on how to deepen bilateral cooperation. Chinese Deputy Permanent Representative to UNEP Xia Yingxian was present at the meeting.

Amb. Wu congratulated and welcomed Executive Director Andersen on her assumption of office, reaffirming that China would continue to uphold multilateralism and support the work of the UNEP. As the country taking the lead in "nature-based solutions" at the 2019 UN Climate Change Summit, China is willing to maintain communication with the UNEP and make constructive contribution to the success of the Summit. As the host for 2020 Convention on Biological Diversity, China will fulfill its obligations to enhance cooperation with the UNEP to ensure full success of the conference. He said that the “Belt and Road” Initiative (BRI), based on extensive discussions, joint contribution and shared benefits, was a strong support to B&R countries to realize sustainable development, and an important contribution to multilateralism and 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. China welcomes the UNEP’s participation in building a green B&R to make joint efforts to promote the implementation of 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

 

On her part, Executive Director Andersen said that she was honored to meet with Amb. Wu immediately after her assumption of office, thanking China for its support to the UNEP. She emphasized that China was an important leader in global environmental process, playing a critical role in tackling climate change, preventing pollution, and protecting biodiversity. She welcomed the green B&R initiative and expected it to yield positive results. The UNEP will continue to strengthen cooperation with China to ensure full success of the 2019 UN Climate Change Summit and the 15th Convention on Biological Diversity in 2020 to be held in China .

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