China is likely to realize all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei said on Wednesday.
He made the remarks as he and Kemal Dervis, administrator of the UN Development Program (UNDP) , co-launched the 2008 edition of the Report on China's Progress Towards the Millennium Development Goals at the UN Headquarters.
With the MDGs fully integrated into its development framework of building a well-off society in an all-round way, China has realized ahead of time the goals of halving poverty and achieving universal primary education, and is likely to realize all the MDGs by 2015, he said.
China will make every effort to contribute to the implementation of the MDGs worldwide, he said.
Dervis spoke highly of China's progress in implementing the MDGs, saying that China, through its efforts to eradicate poverty, has made significant contributions to the global endeavor to combat poverty and hunger.
The United Nations stands ready to enhance its cooperation with China so as to push for the timely realization of the MDGs, Dervis said.
(Xinhua News Agency September 25, 2008)