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UN official stresses links between China's Belt and Road Initiative and UN's 2030 Agenda

2018-06-14 10:00:23       source:Global Times

June 14, 2018

Liu Zhenmin, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, said Wednesday that China's Belt and RoadInitiative and the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development have similar vision and principles. 

"While the Belt and Road Initiative and the 2030 Agenda are different in their nature and scope, they share in many respects a similar vision and a set of basic principles," said Liu. "Both of them serve the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. Both of them aim to promote win-win cooperation, shared development and prosperity, peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, and mutual understanding and trust." 

More specifically, the five priority areas as defined in the Belt and Road Initiative -- connectivity in policy, facilities, trade, finance and among peoples -- are extensively and intrinsically linked with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, Liu told a high-level symposium on the Belt and Road Initiative and 2030 Agenda. 

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