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Quotes of the Day from Xinhua World News, Sept. 23

Xinhua
23 Sep 2020, 23:44 GMT+10

BERLIN -- Chinese Ambassador to Germany Wu Ken on Tuesday called for mutual respect in China's relations with the European Union.

"It is important that we are always ready to talk to one another. As long as we follow the principle of mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs of other countries and communicate based on facts, we can discuss any topic," said Wu.

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ROME/CARACAS -- The task of poverty alleviation on a global scale needs to draw on Chinese experience and adopt Chinese approaches as the country has lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, analysts and officials have said.

"One important thing China has illustrated is to invest in human capital," Giuseppe De Arcangelis, a professor of international economics at the Sapienza University of Rome, told Xinhua.

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UNITED NATIONS -- China firmly rejects and opposes the groundless accusations by the United States during the General Debate of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, and will exercise the right of reply in accordance with the rules of the assembly to state its solemn position, China's UN envoy said Tuesday.

"The U.S. noise is incompatible with the general atmosphere of the General Assembly," said Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the UN.

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BOGOTA -- Colombian President Ivan Duque on Tuesday called for international cooperation to protect his country's environmentally-threatened moorlands, in a speech to the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

"We want to call on all the nations of the planet to protect mountain-top ecosystems. Today I invite you to join us in creating a global strategy for the defense of the moorlands, with which we will guarantee the survival of these ecosystems," said Duque, who addressed the general assembly via a videoconference call from Bogota.

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