CHINA Chinese official calls for promoting B&R int'l cooperation

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Chinese official calls for promoting B&R int'l cooperation

Xinhua

02:49, December 17, 2018

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Yang Jiechi (back), a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, addresses the opening ceremony of the First Meeting of the Advisory Council of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 16, 2018. (Photo: Xinhua)

BEIJING, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese official Sunday called for joint efforts to further deepen the Belt and Road international cooperation.

Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks when addressing the opening ceremony of the First Meeting of the Advisory Council of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.

The B&R Initiative has been actively supported by the international community since it was proposed five years ago, said Yang, also director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee. "Jointly building the Belt and Road has become a broad international consensus, as well as an opportunity to drive the world economy, promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, cooperate to cope with common challenges, and advance and improve economic globalization."

"China stands ready to work with all parties together to promote open, linked, cooperative and green developments, and release positive signals to firmly support multilateralism, and join hands in building an open world economy, fostering a global partnership with interconnectivity and promote global development," Yang said.

Calling the establishment of the advisory council a major outcome of multilateral cooperation under the B&R Initiative, Yang expressed his hope that council members would offer advice and suggestions to jointly promote B&R international cooperation.

The Advisory Council of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation is an non-profit and international policy advisory institution, which aims to provide intellectual support for the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. Members include former French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin and former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi.


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