Chinese Vice-Premier Wen Jiabao met Friday with Jan Pronk, special envoy of the secretary-general for the United Nations' World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD).
Wen said that the WSSD, which will be held in South Africa, is focusing on the issues of global sustainable development, and is important for all nations of the world.
He said that the Chinese government attaches importance to the summit, and is ready to work with the other nations to make it successful.
He noted that China has made sustainable development one of itsfundamental policies, and has made a great contribution to environmental protection and sustainable development. However there still exist factors which hinder China's sustainable development. The Chinese government hopes to enhance cooperation within the international community in this regard.
Pronk, also the Netherlands' minister of housing, spatial planning and the environment, said that the WSSD is the one of most important meetings on the environment and development fields since the meeting held in Rio de Janeiro, and China will play its big role in promoting the success of the summit.