UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- China will continue to firmly support the United Nations to play its due role in international affairs, the country's new envoy to the world body said Wednesday.
China is willing, together with other countries, to make unremitting efforts for the lofty cause of promoting human peace and development, said Liu Jieyi, the new Chinese permanent representative to the UN.
"The United Nations is the most universal and representative inter-governmental organization in the world," said Liu, who arrived at New York on Tuesday to replace Li Baodong.
The world body is also an important platform for all countries to address global challenges, achieve mutual benefit and win-win results, and build a harmonious world with lasting peace and common prosperity, Liu said.
Liu joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in 1987. From 1995 to 1998, he served as counsellor in China's permanent mission to the UN. He was appointed assistant minister of foreign affairs in 2007. From 2009 to 2013, he was vice-minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.