Chinese senior official meets foreign guests

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Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, meets with President of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak in Beijing, capital of China, July 3, 2018. (Xinhua/Zhang Ling)

BEIJING, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met separately with Miroslav Lajcak, president of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, and Ulises Guilarte, general secretary of the Workers' Central Union of Cuba, in Beijing Tuesday.

In his meeting with Lajcak, Yang, also director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, said China's Central Conference on Work Relating to Foreign Affairs, held in Beijing in June, had established the guiding position of Xi Jinping thought on diplomacy, which is the fundamental guideline for China's participation in global governance and UN work.

Under the current circumstances, the international community should uphold multilateralism, and jointly safeguard world peace, prosperity and stability, Yang said, adding China supports the UN's positive role and will continue to serve as a builder of world peace, contributor to global development and defender of international order.

China will work with other countries to jointly build a community with a shared future for humanity, he said.

Lajcak spoke positively of China's important role in UN affairs, vowing to enhance cooperation with China in multilateral areas.

In his meeting with Guilarte, Yang said China was ready to implement consensus reached by the leaders of China and Cuba, and would continue to enhance exchange of experience in building socialism and state governance between the two parties and countries.

He called on the two sides to deepen pragmatic cooperation and multilateral coordination to push forward the development of bilateral relations.

"Relations between labor unions of the two countries are an important part of relations between the two parties and two countries," Yang said. "The visit will further enhance exchanges between labor unions of the two countries."

Guilarte, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, said Cuba admired the great achievements of socialism with Chinese characteristics and hoped to learn from China's experience on reform and opening-up. He expressed the hope that the two sides would strengthen bilateral exchange and cooperation, and continue to develop the traditional friendship between the two parties and countries.