Xi puts forward three-point proposal on global development at G20 summit

(Brasília - DF, 13/11/2019) Presidente da República Popular da China, Xi Pinping..Foto: Alan Santos/PR

ISLAMABAD, Nov 15 (APP): Chinese President Xi Jinping has put forward a three-point proposal, stressing the need to promote a more inclusive, universally beneficial and resilient global development.

In his remarks at Session I of the 17th G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, Xi said that China supports the African Union to join the Group of 20 when addressing the G20 summit, according to the CGTN.

The 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit kicked off in Indonesia’s Bali on Tuesday with issues on world economic recovery, world health systems and climate change taking the center stage.

In his address, Xi also touched on topics including deepening international cooperation against COVID-19 and curbing global inflation.

Xi said China is working with some G20 members on debt treatment under the Common Framework for Debt Treatment beyond G20’s Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI), thus helping relevant developing countries navigate through the difficult time.

The Chinese president told the G20 summit that food and energy security is “the most pressing challenge in global development,” calling interrupting supply chains and international cooperation “the root cause of the ongoing crises.”

“We must resolutely oppose the attempt to politicize food and energy issues or use them as tools and weapons. Unilateral sanctions must be removed, and restrictions on relevant scientific and technological cooperation must be lifted,” he said.