China's new UN Ambassador Li Baodong pledged on Thursday that he will strive to promote the "friendly cooperation" between China and all other countries.
Li made the remarks to Chinese journalists after he presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at UN Headquarters.
"The United Nations is the most universal, representative and authoritative inter-governmental organization," he said. "As a staunch supporter of the United Nations, China has actively involved itself in the world body's work relating to a wide range of fields such as politics, security, disarmament, peacekeeping, economy, society, human rights, culture and law."
"As China develops itself, it is increasingly establishing closer tie with the world," Li said. "China is willing to work with all other countries to tackle global challenges such as the economic and financial crisis, climate change, terrorism, communicable disease, energy security and food security."
He said that as the new Chinese permanent representative to the United Nations, he felt "greatly honored and a strong sense of responsibilities."
"Recent years have witnessed the emergence of an increasingly stronger China pursuing an increasingly proactive diplomacy," he said, adding that he will strive to "actively promote the friendly cooperation between China and all other countries and international organizations."