China called on the United Nations Economic and Social
Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) to help the
developing nations on Tuesday.
"The UNESCAP should continue to take its own advantage to help
the developing countries and push forward the substantial
cooperation of all Asia-Pacific nations," said Chinese State
Councilor Tang Jiaxuan.
Tang made the remarks during a meeting with Noeleen Heyzer,
executive secretary of the UNESCAP.
Tang said the Asia-Pacific region now is facing the rare
opportunities as well as the challenges.
He added that China values the important role of the UNESCAP and
will strengthen the cooperation to enhance the economic and social
development of the region.
Heyzer said the UNESCAP would like to work with China to promote
the balanced and sustainable development of the region in the
social, economic and ecological fields and achieve common
(Xinhua News Agency January 23, 2008)