Premier Li addresses UN summit on refugee, migrant crisis

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Premier Li addresses UN summit on refugee, migrant crisis Premier Li Keqiang made an announcement at the first ever UN summit on Refugees and Migrants in New York. He also met with U.S. President Barack Obama on U.S.-China issues.

Premier Li Keqiang made an announcement at the first ever UN summit on Refugees and Migrants in New York. He also met with U.S. President Barack Obama on U.S.-China issues.

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Premier Li addresses UN summit on refugee, migrant crisis

Premier Li addresses UN summit on refugee, migrant crisis

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang began the official part of his trip by addressing the first-ever UN summit on refugees and migrants. He stressed the need to treat every refugee with respect. CCTV’s Nathan King reports the story.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang began the official part of his trip by addressing the first-ever UN summit on refugees and migrants. He stressed the need to treat every refugee with respect.

“This issue is a humanitarian crisis testing human conscious. We are living in this same global village. Every life is precious. The dignity of every person deserves to be upheld,” Premier Li said.

This summit – the first of two on refugees – heard from the affected people themselves like Syrian refugee Mohammed Badran.

Premier Li then met privately with U.S. President Barack Obama. Among topics discussed-the DPRK’s latest nuclear test. Washington and Beijing have very different ideas on the next step forward.


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