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Chinese envoy calls for speeding up economic reconstruction in Haiti

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-09-12 10:14

UNITED NATIONS -- A Chinese envoy on Thursday called for the speeding up of economic reconstruction in Haiti and the enhancement of the country's development capacity.

"Underdevelopment has been one of the underlying causes of the political and social problems in Haiti," said Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, at a Security Council meeting on Haiti.

The international community should make good its pledges for donations and actively participate in Haiti's state building process with a view to helping the country to achieve development as soon as possible, he said.

The Chinese envoy also called for the facilitation of the election process to achieve a peaceful political transition in Haiti, and said that the international community and relevant regional organizations can play a positive role in providing good offices and facilitation.

"China hopes that all stake holders in Haiti will put the country's future and the people's welfare first, resolve the differences on election and other issues as soon as possible through dialogue and negotiation, and ensure the smooth holding of the elections by the end of this year," said Wang.

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