Chinese envoy asks for more development aid for developing countries

A Chinese envoy on Wednesday called for more development aid for developing countries.

North-South cooperation should be taken as the main channel for financing for development and the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities should be upheld, Ma Zhaoxu, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations, told a forum on financing for development of the UN Economic and Social Council.

Developed countries should scale up their support to developing countries in finance, technology and capacity building and tailor official development aid to the specific national conditions and actual needs of developing countries, he said.

Developing countries should also work to deepen South-South cooperation and promote sustainable development, said the Chinese ambassador.

Ma asked to take into account the needs of developing countries and prioritize areas such as poverty eradication, infrastructure, health and education in channeling development funds.

Financing for development is key to the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, he said.