UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese envoy on Monday called for strengthened cooperation between the United Nations and the Arab League in order to promote peace.
China stands for strengthened cooperation between the United Nations and the Arab League in accordance with Chapter VIII of the UN Charter in order to better maintain peace and security at regional and international levels, said Dai Bing, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.
Under the current circumstances, the international community -- the Security Council and the Arab League included -- needs cooperation more than ever to address challenges, he told a Security Council meeting on cooperation between the United Nations and the Arab League.
Dai called for efforts to push forward the UN secretary-general's global cease-fire initiative and stabilize the security situation in the Middle East, to seek political settlement to hot-spot issues through dialogue and consultations, and to leverage multilateralism and build a dialogue platform for regional security.
He also called for efforts to eradicate the root causes of conflict and promote peace through development.