United NationsThe General Assembly was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on the 18th. This was the first physical meeting after the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the agenda of the General Assembly was complete, the absence of the leaders of China, Russia, the United Kingdom, France and India may affect the agenda of cooperation between various countries;bidenThe President delivered a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on the 19th and talked about “reviving multilateralism.” However, the United States is also focused on how it should lead the world in the face of unresolved major issues at home and abroad. To divert attention from the outside world.
On the other hand, the US Secretary of Stateblinken(Antony Blinken) also met with Chinese Vice President Han Zheng on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on the 18th. Both stressed the importance of US-China relations for the world.
The New York Times reports that the UN General Assembly is meeting in the shadow of the second year of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. At the same time, the world is facing a series of climate-related disasters, global divisions have intensified, and numerous obstacles have escalated international tensions and derailed countries’ efforts to solve problems.
Amid global tensions, Biden became the only leader to attend the meeting among the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, namely the United States, Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom.
In response to the demands of various countries, the UN has arranged to discuss issues such as climate change and sovereign debt bailouts, and help countries in deep crisis achieve the UN’s development goals of prosperity, health, growth, education. Will try to help. And gender equality.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was invited to attend the UN General Assembly in person for the first time when Russia invaded Ukraine. He delivered a speech at the United Nations General Assembly last year through a pre-recorded video. The Ukrainian issue will once again become the main topic like last year.
Apart from the Ukrainian issue, the UN General Assembly will also focus on the growing demands of underdeveloped and developed countries, which have become less focused and have reduced financial support due to the international focus on the war in Ukraine.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said last week, “We meet at a time when humanity faces enormous challenges, from the worsening climate emergency to escalating conflicts, rising price crises, inequality and disruptive innovation in technology .Everyone expects leaders to make an effort.” resolve disputes.”
Guterres acknowledged that it would be difficult for UN leaders to come together given global divisions. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin have not attended the UN General Assembly for two consecutive years. French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have not attended the UN General Assembly this year. absent.
Blinken met with Han Zheng on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on the 18th, highlighting that the two sides continue to maintain high-level communication amid tense relations between the United States and China. The US State Department released a statement following the two men’s meeting, saying that Blinken and South Korea had a “candid and constructive discussion” and that the two sides continued to discuss Ukraine, North Korea and Russia’s invasion of the Taiwan Strait. But agreed. Reuters reported that talks between Blinken and Han Zheng are expected to pave the way for a meeting with Xi later this year.
Reuters reported that when Blinken met with Han Zheng, he briefly said that “the world expects us to handle US-China relations responsibly, and the United States is committed to doing so.”
Han Zhengze told Blinken that China-US relations are currently facing many difficulties and challenges. China hopes that the United States will work hard to implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries and promote the stable development of China-US relations. Han Zheng also said: “The world needs stable and strong China-US relations.”
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