China starts rotating presidency of UN Security Council

China has taken over the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council for the month of August. China will lead debates aimed at maintaining peace and security across the world, saying it will focus on dialogue and cooperation to build consensus among council members. 

In a press briefing on China's Security Council presidency for the month of August, China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Zhang Jun said that one fundamental goal of China's approach to international affairs is to safeguard the international system with the United Nations at the center, and to support its central role in international affairs.

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