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China organizes meeting to kick off 70th anniversary of UN

February 3, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China is organizing a ministerial meeting of the U.N. Security Council to kick off the 70th anniversary of the United Nations and the Nazi defeat in World War II.

China’s U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyi, the current council president, told a news conference Tuesday “it is high time” for the 193 U.N. member states to reaffirm their commitment to the basic principles of the U.N. Charter and the global organization that arose from the ashes of the war.

He said history has repeatedly proven that these principles — respect for all nations’ sovereignty and territorial integrity, peaceful settlement of international disputes, and non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs — if upheld and promoted “will be a blessing for mankind.”

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi will preside at the Feb. 23 meeting.

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