Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, addresses the 7th Conference of the Parliamentary Speakers of the G20 Countries via video link at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 7, 2021. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)
BEIJING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislator Li Zhanshu on Thursday called for strengthening cooperation between legislatures of the G20 countries and upholding true multilateralism.
Li, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, made the remarks while addressing the 7th Conference of the Parliamentary Speakers of the G20 Countries via video link, which is being held in Rome, Italy from Oct. 7 to 8 both online and offline.
Stressing solidarity and science in the fight against the pandemic, Li said all parties should put lives first, and actively promote international cooperation in epidemic prevention and control, key supplies, public health and other fields.
He said China has provided more than 1.4 billion doses of vaccine to more than 100 countries and international organizations, and will strive to provide 2 billion doses of vaccine throughout the year. He added that China resolutely opposes putting politics above science.
Li also called for boosting robust, green and healthy global development.
Meanwhile, he called on all parties to adhere to true multilateralism, improve the global governance system, strengthen macroeconomic policy coordination and promote the construction of an open world economy.
He noted that China's National People's Congress is willing to enhance exchanges and cooperation with legislatures of all countries to address various challenges and jointly create a better future for the people of the world. Enditem