Interview: World Bank chief lauds China's role in global anti-poverty cause

World Bank chief lauds Chinas roleUNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- China has an important role to play in realizing global poverty reduction targets, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on the occasion of Chinese President Xi Jinping's scheduled attendance at the UN Sustainable Development Summit.

"We think it is extremely important that President Xi has decided to come, visit the United States and also come to this meeting," Kim told Chinese media at the bank's New York office in a group interview on Thursday.

"We are adopting the Sustainable Development Goals and the Number 1 Sustainable Development Goal is to end extreme poverty. President Xi is representing a country that has lifted more people out of extreme poverty than any country in the history in the world," he added.


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Funded by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA), the project focuses on the changing dynamics and implications of South- South cooperation, in the context of South Africa's avowed commitment to this cause in its international relations. The need to understand the complexities of South-South dynamics and their implications for foreign policy is particularly urgent for South Africa, which, while working to advance South-South multilateralism, must also contend with the corresponding need to remain true to other universal values underpinning its foreign policy as well as guarantee the specific interests of its immediate environment, that is, the African continent.

Key Themes

In recent times, South-South cooperation has received renewed attention, inspired mainly by the emergence of new southern clubs such as IBSA, BRICS and CELAC. This trend reflects a growing push by developing countries to respond to current global challenges in a coherent and concerted manner.


Aims and Objectives of The Project

The aim of the project is therefore to contribute, through critical research and dialogue, towards a nuanced understanding of contemporary South-South cooperation. In particular, it seeks to appreciate the basis on which countries in the South cooperate or compete with one another, and the implication of these dynamics for South Africa's policy.


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