Chinese Premier Urges Joint Efforts to Promote Sustainable Development
2012-06-21 11:39

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao here on Wednesday urged the international community to make joint efforts to promote sustainable development, while pledging China's readiness to live up to its responsibilities as a major developing country in this regard.

"To jointly promote sustainable development, we should take a fair, just, open and inclusive approach," said Premier Wen at the three-day UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 summit), which opened Wednesday.

He stressed that countries around the globe should continue to work as partners, adhere to the Rio Principles, "especially the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities."

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