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STATEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON FOR
THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

United Nations, New York, 12 May 2011

President Deiss meets with the Vice Chairman
of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference


The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss, met with H.E. Mr. Zheng Wantong, Vice Chairman of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Mr. Zheng was leading the first high-level delegation from the CPPCC, China's important political advisory body, to the United Nations.

President Deiss and Vice Chairman Zheng discussed important topics on the agenda of the sixty-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly. Mr. Zheng expressed China’s appreciation for the theme of the sixty-fifth session, "reaffirming the central role of the United Nations in global governance", which sets the tone for multilateral cooperation and partnership in the face of global challenges such as climate change and rising energy and food prices. President Deiss thanked the People’s Republic of China for its strong commitment to the work of the General Assembly and the United Nations.

They also discussed green economy in the context of poverty eradication and sustainable development. President Deiss and Vice Chairman Wantong emphasized that green economy, when effectively tailored to individual national development priorities and conditions, can create jobs and contribute to economic growth.