BEIJING, May 17 (Xinhua) -- Premier Wen Jiabao said Thursday that China will cooperate more closely with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Wen made the remark during a meeting with UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.
Wen reviewed the cooperation China has conducted with the UNDP, stating that their joint efforts have promoted China's economic and social development.
China is ready to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with the UNDP and make unremitting efforts for the common development of all the world's countries and regions, Wen said.
Wen said that China, as the world's biggest developing country, still has a long way to go in realizing modernization. China will continue to open up to the world, conduct reforms and promote comprehensive, coordinated and sustainable development, Wen said.
Clark hailed the achievements China has scored in economic growth and poverty elimination, as well as the positive role it has played in international development cooperation.
Clark said the UNDP attaches great importance to China's experience and is ready to work with China to promote the realization of the UN's Millennium Development Goals.