WEF chief praises China's poverty reduction progress, urges multilateralism
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WEF chief praises China's poverty reduction progress, urges multilateralism

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Davos, Jan 21: China's progress toward eradicating poverty is unprecedented and its effort to promote multilateralism should be embraced by all members of the global community for the sake of common development, the president of the World Economic Forum (WEF) has said.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the WEF, also known as the Davos Forum, which has brought together politicians, business people and representatives from social and cultural circles to find solutions to the world's problems.

At the heart of the ongoing WEF gathering are Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

"The goals are very ambitious. The overall aim then is to eradicate all extreme poverty by 2030," on which China has an impressive record, Borge Brende, an experienced Norwegian politician and diplomat, told Xinhua in an interview.

To ensure the world meets the Sustainable Development Goals, Brende said he agreed with Chinese President Xi Jinping's remarks in Davos three years ago that in the face of common challenges, multilateralism and collaboration were the way to go. (UNI-Xinhua)

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