Chinese envoy asks to address root causes of conflicts in Africa by providing development aid

Source:Xinhua Published: 2019/2/28 8:24:48

A Chinese envoy on Wednesday asked for international efforts to address the root causes of conflicts in Africa by scaling up assistance for Africa's socio-economic development.

International partners should increase their contributions to Africa in such priority areas as agriculture, health care, education, economics and trade, and connectivity and other infrastructure sectors, and actively help African countries achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said Wu Haitao, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.

He also asked for efforts to help regional countries reduce poverty, develop the economy and improve people's livelihoods, and to help enhance the capacity of African countries in achieving sustainable development.

At the same time, the international community must pay close attention to such issues as youth, women and children in Africa, refugees and employment, Wu told the UN Security Council in a debate on silencing the guns in Africa.

He asked the international community to provide humanitarian assistance in line with the needs of the African Union and African countries. The United Nations should provide constructive assistance by fully utilizing the UN Development Programme, the Peacebuilding Commission and other mechanisms, said Wu.


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