UN General Assembly – Guterres: Invites US and China to Dialogue

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UN Secretary-General warns today of the danger of a new deterioration in a world that is already “on the brink of the abyss” Antonio Guterres, calling on the US and China to “dialogue” and asking them to show “understanding”, in his speech, at the start of the annual General Assembly of the UN.

“We are facing the biggest series of crises in our lives,” he said, adding: “I am afraid that our world is heading towards two different sets economic, commercial, financial and technological rules, two divergent approaches to the development of artificial intelligence – and ultimately two different military and geopolitical strategies. “

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“Is recipe for problems. It could be much less predictable than the Cold War. “In order to restore confidence and inspire hope, we need to work together,” he said. Joe Biden, who chose to go to New York despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We need dialogue. We need understanding. We must invest in the prevention, maintenance and consolidation of peace. We need progress on nuclear disarmament and joint efforts to fight terrorism. We need actions based on respect for human rights “, Guterres insisted, according to the response of APE BPE.

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“Geopolitical divisions undermine international co-operation and limit the Security Council’s ability to take the necessary decisions. “At the same time, it will be impossible for us to face serious economic and development challenges when the world’s two largest economies disagree,” he said, referring to China and the United States, according to AFP.

Moreover, in an indirect reference to Myanmar, in the Mali, in Guinea and to Sudan, the head of the UN expressed his regret that he is watching “also the seizure of power by force several times in a row”.

“Military coups are coming back” and “the lack of unity within the international community is not helping,” he said.

Previous warnings Guterres

Guterres, who is in the final year of his first term as UN chief and will begin a new term in January, had already warned in 2018 (speaking of a Sino-US “division“), In 2019 (talking about”the big gap“) And 2020 (talking about a”new Cold War“) For the danger of a bipolar world captive to Sino-American tensions.

The high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly, which is attended by more than a hundred heads of state and government, as well as dozens of ministers, is expected to continue until Monday.

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