China on Wednesday pledged its support for United Nations role of safeguarding world peace and coordinating on international issues.
Chinese President Hu Jintao said in a meeting with visiting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that the UN shoulders increasingly important responsibilities for promoting world peace and development.
Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, July 2, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)
China was a firm supporter and important partner of the UN, Hu told Ban, pledging that the country would fully participate in UN work, carry out its due responsibilities and maintain close communication and coordination with the UN.
Hu said China agreed with necessary and rational reform of the UN based on democratic consultation and would continue its cooperation with the UN as well as support for Ban's work in a responsible and constructive manner.
Ban welcomed China's constructive role in significant international and regional issues.
The UN valued China's role in promoting world peace and development, Ban said, citing China's contribution to the six-party talks on the Korean Peninsular nuclear issue and development in Africa.
The UN hoped China would play a bigger role in realizing the UN millennium objective and addressing international challenges such as climate change and food security, Ban said.
He praised China's earthquake relief work and expressed his confidence that the country would host a successful Olympic Games in August.