Chinese officials to attend Non-Aligned Movement meeting

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Senior Chinese officials will attend a ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Indonesia next week, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

"We give much attention to the NAM and support its bigger role in international issues. With our participation in the meeting, we expect to boost solidarity and cooperation among developing countries," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said in a statement Thursday.

The 16th ministerial meeting of the NAM will take place in Bali, Indonesia from May 23 to 27.

Jiang reviewed the five-decade development since NAM's creation in 1961, saying NAM made great efforts to promote peaceful resolution of regional conflicts and boost the establishment of a fair and reasonable international political and economic system.

She lauded NAM as an important mechanism for developing countries to seek self-improvement, an important channel to ensure common interests, and an important platform to exert influences on international issues.

"It has played an indispensable and unique role," she said.

Jiang stressed that China has consistently supported and paid significant attention to NAM, appreciated its principle of independence and non-alignment, and worked closely with it in international issues.

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