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China urges helpful efforts from UN to revive war-crippling Afghan economy: envoy

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China urges helpful efforts from UN to revive war-crippling Afghan economy: envoy

2024-06-22 14:44 Last Updated At:20:57

China calls for helpful efforts from the UN Security Council to revive war-crippling Afghan economy and urges relevant countries to provide necessary resources for the development of Afghanistan, said Geng Shuang, China's deputy permanent representative to UN, on Friday.

The Chinese envoy said that the Security Council should support the dialog and exchanges with the Afghan caretaker government, Afghanistan's battle with the humanitarian challenges and development bottlenecks, and the caretaker government's anti-terrorism efforts.

He stressed that the United States' military intervention had caused huge disasters and severe scars to the Afghan people, for this reason the country should take practical steps to shoulder its historical responsibility, increasing aid and capital into Afghanistan, rather than leaving destructions behind without doing anything.

"What calls for concern is that relevant country has imposed illegal unilateral sanctions on Afghanistan, severely destroying the country's financial system, affecting the normal operation of Afghan enterprises, and disrupting the country's trade with other countries, which all become pressing problems in Afghanistan's development. The UN Security Council should urge relevant country to unconditionally end its illegal sanctions immediately, fully return the frozen Afghan assets abroad and provide necessary resources for the country's development," said Geng.

Geng said as a friendly neighboring country of Afghanistan, China always unwaveringly supports the peace, stability, development and prosperity of Afghanistan, and will continue to provide assistance to the Afghan people within its means.

From June 30 to July 1, the third Meeting of Special Envoys on Afghanistan will be held in Doha. The Chinese side hopes that all the participants will strengthen communication with the Afghan caretaker government, helping the meeting yield practical results in microfinance, enterprise development, fighting against drugs, and substitution cultivation, added Geng.

At Friday's meeting, Roza Isakovna Otunbayeva, Special Representative of Secretary-General for Afghanistan and Lisa Doughten, Director of Financing and Partnerships Division of United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, reported on the situation of Afghanistan.

Otunbayeva said that the financial environment of Afghanistan is better than before due to improved security and reduced corruption, but the country's access to international banking system is facing challenges.

Doughten said that Afghanistan's need for humanitarian aid remains huge. About half of the Afghan people, or 23 million civilians are in need of humanitarian aid, the third largest worldwide.

China urges helpful efforts from UN to revive war-crippling Afghan economy: envoy

China urges helpful efforts from UN to revive war-crippling Afghan economy: envoy

China urges helpful efforts from UN to revive war-crippling Afghan economy: envoy

China urges helpful efforts from UN to revive war-crippling Afghan economy: envoy

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Premier Li urges high-quality development to further deepen reform comprehensively

2024-07-22 22:24 Last Updated At:22:57

Chinese Premier Li Qiang has called for efforts to push forward high-standard opening-up and actively explore and innovate to motivate more momentum and vitality, so as to advance high-quality development in further deepening reform comprehensively.

Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks during a research trip to north China's Tianjin Municipality on Monday.

Li first visited the core area of the Tiankai Higher Education Innovation Park, where he learned about the park's construction and operation, and had talks with researchers and heads of sci-tech financial institutions as well as start-ups.

Saying that the key to fostering new growth drivers and developing new quality productivity lies in reform and innovation, Li underlined staying focused on integrated development of sci-tech innovation and industrial innovation, therefore building a more efficient and attractive sci-tech innovation platform.

He called for more support for small and medium-sized sci-tech firms and incentives for sci-tech personnel in terms of policies and funding, so as to promote the application of scientific and technological advances, and accelerate the development of new quality productivity.

The park, inaugurated in May, was established through the collaboration of Tianjin-based top-notched universities including Tianjin University and Nankai University.

Li then visited the branch of the world-leading elevator manufacturer Otis and CDHorizon, a world's top integrated equipment operation service provider, in the Binhai New Area.

Li urged efforts to make good use of policies for supporting the large renewal of equipment and to support enterprises in promoting the new application of artificial intelligence, so that more enterprises and products with core competitiveness can compete to emerge.

The premier also highlighted innovative use of financial leasing and other financial instruments, thus better serving the real economy.

Li called on the Binhai New Area to take the lead in better stimulating impetus and vitality in deepening reform, underlining the reform in institutions and mechanisms of the pilot free trade zone, financial innovation and development, and high-level opening up to the outside world.

Li also emphasized the need to accelerate the integrated development of ports, industries and cities by leveraging strengths and characteristics, in order to integrate resources and enhance their role in promoting the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

Fully acknowledging Tianjin's achievements in socio-economic development, Li expressed his hope that the municipality will forge ahead and constantly scale new heights in promoting high-quality development.

Premier Li urges high-quality development to further deepen reform comprehensively

Premier Li urges high-quality development to further deepen reform comprehensively

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