Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi(R) meets with John William Ashe, president-elect of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 13, 2013. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)
BEIJING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- State Councilor Yang Jiechi on Tuesday met with John William Ashe, president-elect of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly and ambassador to the UN for Antigua and Barbuda.
Yang said the UN needs to boost coordination among its member countries and promote international cooperation in order to address global challenges.
He said China supports UN's efforts to safeguard international justice and will maintain membership unity, as well as listen to more voices from developing countries.
"China will give full support to the UN and UN General Assembly president and hopes to maintain close communication and cooperation with the UN," Yang added.
Ashe said he will prioritize development and try his best to maintain unity among member countries.