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China says communication with other developing countries at Copenhagen summit transparent

2009-12-21 10:28 BJT

Special Report: UN climate change conference in Copenhagen |

BEIJING, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said here Sunday that China's communication with other developing countries at the Copenhagen climate summit was full, transparent and unimpeded.

The UN Climate Change Conference ended in the Danish capital Saturday with a legally non-binding agreement, the Copenhagen Accord.

Some media alleged that the Accord was not transparent because it was agreed secretly among the BASIC countries and the United States and was submitted to the Conference without consulting other countries, especially small island states and least developed countries.

These were untrue and irresponsible comments made out of ulterior motives, Qin said.


China always participated in the negotiations and consultations with a cooperative, responsible and constructive attitude and stayed in close communication with all other parties, he said.

As a developing country, China firmly upheld the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities", steadfastly defended the development rights and interests of the vast number of developing countries and unswervingly safeguarded their unity and coordination, he said.

Based on full consultation with other developing countries and the Group of 77, the BASIC countries, which include China, India, South Africa and Brazil, presented a joint text to the parties concerned at the very beginning of the Conference, Qin noted.

Premier Wen Jiabao met with the leaders of relevant small island states, least developed countries and African countries for a long period of time in Copenhagen to listen to their opinions, he said.

Premier Wen expressed full understanding and firm support to their legitimate requests, and stated that China would, to the best of its ability, continue to support and assist these countries within the framework of South-South cooperation and through bilateral channels, Qin said.

China's position and proposition were widely supported and appreciated by other developing countries, Qin noted.