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UN chief lauds G77 and China's role in multilateralism, climate action

2018-01-13 09:54:24       source:Global Times

January 13, 2018

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday lauded the role of the Group of 77 (G77) and China in promoting multilateralism and development, and fighting climate change. 

"You have been a central pillar in the defense of multilateralism -- and these are not easy times for multilateralism, and you have been absolutely crucial in making sure that development remains in the centrality of the action of the United Nations," Guterres told a handover ceremony of the G77 chairmanship from Ecuador to Egypt. 

The two largest economies of the G77 -- China and India -- are strongly committed to the leadership in climate action, said Guterres. "At a moment when others are failing, I see the largest economies of the Group of 77 and China to be assuming the leadership in climate action to make sure that we don't suffer the dramatic and devastating impacts of climate change."

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