Chinese state councilor meets 72nd UN General Assembly president

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Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (R) meets with Miroslav Lajcak, president of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, in Beijing, capital of China, July 13, 2017. (Xinhua/Zhang Ling)

BEIJING, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi met with Miroslav Lajcak, president of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly Thursday.

Yang said China attaches great importance to the UN's role in international affairs and supports the General Assembly in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Lajcak spoke highly of China's role in UN affairs and said that he is willing to cooperate more with China.

Lajcak was elected on May 31 this year to serve a one-year-term as president of the 72nd UN General Assembly. He will replace the current president, Peter Thomson, when the next assembly session convenes in September this year.