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UNITED NATIONS, May 21 (Xinhua) -- China's Permanent Mission to the United Nations on Thursday held a virtual event to celebrate the first International Tea Day.
The inception of International Tea Day has given tea new life and vitality. With the shared love for tea, people of all countries could work together to build a better and more harmonious world, said Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations.
Tea is a good partner in our endeavor to promote the harmonious coexistence between man and nature, to protect Mother Earth, and to achieve green development, he told the virtual event co-organized by the Chinese mission and the Food and Agriculture Organization.
Tea is a good business that can lift farmers from poverty and help attain the Sustainable Development Goals and also a catalyst for friendship that can bring people closer together, promote trade and build an interconnected world, Zhang added.
The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in December 2019 to designate May 21 as International Tea Day.