|Xi Jinping (R), general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, shakes hands with Vuk Jeremic, president of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly, in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 27, 2012. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)
BEIJING, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday pledged to continue its close cooperation with the United Nations, as Chinese leader Xi Jinping met with Vuk Jeremic, president of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly.
Xi, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said the world has been generally stable during the past year, although the international community still needs to engage in closer cooperation next year to maintain global peace and development.
"Peace and development are closely connected. Development is in everyone's interest and serves as the basis for peace. The issue of development should be further emphasized," he added.
Xi said all countries should seek win-win results when developing foreign relations, safeguard common interests and create greater benefits for all under the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.
Xi said China will continue to work with the UN and other countries to realize global peace, development, cooperation and mutual benefit.
China plays a constructive and crucial role in international affairs by adhering to principles and upholding justice, Jeremic said, citing China's efforts to support and safeguard the interests of developing nations.
The U.N. attaches great importance to its cooperation with China and believes China will make greater contributions to world peace, development and prosperity, he said.
Prior to the meeting, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi held talks with Jeremic, exchanging views on cooperation between China and the UN and other issues of common concern.
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