China looks forward to Rio+20 summit with six-point proposal
"Sustainable development is an important issue relating to the future generations of all countries, while strengthening international cooperation and seeking common prosperity is the only way to achieve it," Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu said at a sideline event ahead of the Rio+20 summit.
China attaches great importance to the summit, Ma said, calling for political will and wisdom to achieve new progress in sustainable development.
China has made a six-point proposal to the upcoming summit, Ma said.
First, efforts should be made to uphold the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities," a major achievement of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio and which serves as the guiding principle of international cooperation.
Second, the development of society, economy and environmental protection should be balanced. The summit should promote comprehensive, balanced and sustainable development of mankind.