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The Belt and Road International Symposium (2016) held in Xi'an

Date:2016-10-26 15:39

Liu Qibao attended and delivered a Keynote Speech

Lou Qinjian made a speech

The Belt and Road International Symposium (2016) was held in Xi'an on September 26. Mr. Liu Qibao, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Secretary of the Central Secretariat and Minister of the Central Propaganda Department, attended the symposium and delivered a keynote speech entitled "Promote Common aspiration to achieve win-win cooperation".

Shaanxi Provincial Party Secretary Lou Qinjian, Vice Minister of the State Development and Reform Commission He Lifeng, Vice Minister of Commerce Fang Aiqing, President of Renmin University of China Liu Wei, Pranabeke, Former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and Koledek, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland all delivered speeches. Guo Weimin, Deputy Director of the State Council Information Office, presided over the opening ceremony. Over 300 Guests from 35 countries gathered together to discuss the Belt and Road initiative planning.

Liu Qibao pointed out that, over the past three years since President Xi Jinping proposed the Belt and Road initiative, the progress is beyond our expectation. Countries along the route should gather strength, strive to absorb nutrients from the spirit of the Silk Road, adhere to mutual respect and mutual trust, and build a solid foundation for win-win cooperation. We should insist on openness and inclusiveness, and seize the opportunities of win-win cooperation; We should persist in peaceful development, guarding the road of win-win cooperation. We would like to create a green, healthy,intellectiveand peaceful Silk Road.

Liu QiBao stressed that the Belt and Road initiative means to achieve connectivity both in terms of roads and among the people. We will keep upholding the principle of promoting both economic cooperation and cultural exchanges and persevere in diverse coexistence, mutual learning, cooperation and sharing to promote cultural innovation and strengthen cultural cooperation. We should further expand exchanges and cooperation in various fields such as education, culture, journalism, sports, tourism, archaeology, etc., and consolidate the common ground of people of all nationalities along the silk road to make peoples understand and respect each other and different cultures and faiths in the Afroeurasian continent to create an environment of mutual appreciation, mutual understanding and mutual respect.

In his speech, Lou Qinjian said the Belt and Road International Symposium is of great significance for further awakening various civilization memories of ancient Silk Road and the consensus of uniting the countries along the line for a better future. With a long history and rich culture, Shaanxi has nurtured and witnessed the splendor of the ancient Silk Road. The starting point of the Silk Road has laid a solid cultural foundation for Shaanxi in its opening to the world. The unique location makes Shaanxi a core area, a platform of comprehensive logistics and production cooperation, economic and trade exchanges, as well as cultural exchanges, etc., on the Silk Road which brings a solid cooperation support with the countries along the line. Taking this meeting as an opportunity, we will learn from all the successful experience and converge all the production factors for development to speed up the building of a new highland land of reform and opening up.

Tuo Zhen, Vice Minister of the Central Propaganda Department, Li Peilin, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Wang Shucheng, Editor-in-chief of the People's Daily, and Zhou Zongmin, Deputy Editor of the Xinhua News Agency, Wei Minzhou, Liu Xiaoyan, Liang Gui, Shangguan Ji Qing also attended the opening ceremony.

Liu QiBao Delivering a keynote speech.

Shaanxi Provincial Party Secretary Lou Qinjian attends the seminar and is delivering a speech.

Guo Weimin, Deputy Director of the State Council Information Office, presides over the opening ceremony.

Liu Qibao and former Polish Deputy Prime Minister Koledeke is having a talk.

National Development and Reform Commission Deputy Director He Lifeng is delivering a speech.

Vice Minister of Commerce Fang Aiqing is addressing.

The former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic delivered a speech.

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland Koledeke is giving a speech.

Director of the Center for China Studies in Nigeria is making a speech.

Attendees are attentively listening.

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