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Premier Wen urges more assistance for least developed countries

06-22-2012 11:54 BJT Special Report:Wen Attends Rio+20 Summit, Visits Latin America Nations |

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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has delivered a speech at a high-level meeting dedicated to the least developed countries on the sidelines of the Rio+20 summit.

Wen said the international community, especially developed nations, should honor their commitment to increasing development aid for and helping reduce the debt burden on LDCs.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (L) speaks at a high-level meeting dedicated to the least developed
countries on the sidelines of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 summit) in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 21, 2012.(Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

Wen noted that the number of LDCs, currently put at 48 by the United Nations, has doubled from that of 40 years ago. Some 1.3 billion people are still living under the poverty line. Noting that supporting LDCs has been a long-term policy for China, Wen said that China will continue to assist these nations in their economic and social development, as well as their sustainable growth. The sideline meeting was co-sponsored by Nepal, Turkey, Belgium and several UN agencies.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao speaks at a high-level meeting dedicated to the least developed
countries on the sidelines of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 summit)
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 21, 2012.(Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

China and Brazil on Thursday signed a handful of trade agreements aimed at boosting investment and commerce flows for the coming decade. China, the world's second largest economy, is Brazil's biggest export market, and Brazilian officials hailed the accord, signed by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) shakes hands with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff during the
signing ceremony for bilateral documents in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 21, 2012.
(Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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