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Senior Chinese lawmaker calls for full implementation of sustainable development agenda
BY 2017-04-06 09:39:18

DHAKA, April 5 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese lawmaker has called for full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the 136th assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) held here from March 31 to April 5.

The theme of the assembly was "Redressing Inequalities: Delivering on Dignity and Well-being for All."

Chen Changzhi, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, led China's delegation at the gathering.

Chen, speaking at the assembly, said the elimination of inequality is the common aspiration of all peoples and the common task facing the international community.

He said countries around the world should fully implement the 2030 agenda, improve global economic governance, strengthen parliament participation and exchanges, so as to achieve inclusive, fair, open and win-win development.

On the sidelines of the assembly, Chen met respectively with IPU President Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Bangladeshi National Assembly Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Georgian Parliamentary Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze, and exchanged views with them on promoting ties and cooperation between each other.

(Editor:Li Zhaoqi) (From:xinhua)
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