China-Russia statement on new world order
MOSCOW -- China and Russia here Friday issued a joint statement on a new world order in the 21st century, setting forth their common stand on major international issues, such as UN reforms, globalization, North-South cooperation, and world economy and trade.
The statement was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao after their talks.
The joint statement said the two countries are determined to strengthen their strategic coordination in international affairs and promote peace, stability and prosperity of the world.
The joint statement says that UN reforms should be aimed at strengthening the world body's leading role in international affairs, improving its efficiency and increasing its potential for dealing with new challenges and threats.
UN reforms should be based on consensus through consultations, and should fully embody the common interests of the vast number of member countries.
The United Nations is the world's most comprehensive, representative and authoritative organization, and both its role and function are irreplaceable, said the joint statement on a new world order in the 21st century.
The United Nations should play a leading role in global affair sand be the core for establishing and executing basic norms of international law, the statement added.
The statement calls for UN peacekeeping operations to be carried out in accordance with the tenets and principles of the UN charter.
Resolutions of the UN Security Council must be strictly abided by. Cooperation between the UN on the one hand and regional and subregional organizations on the other should be developed, according to the joint statement.
The joint statement also calls on the world body to play a bigger role in the
study of global economic and development problems.