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Published on : Monday, May 15, 2017
The “One Belt, One Road” initiative of President Xi Jinping was highlighted at this week’s conference in Beijing. It centered attracted all the heads of state and government from 29 different countries, along with their leaders of global organizations including the United Nations and International Monetary Fund respectively.
Let’s take a look at some quotes from a few of the meeting’s leading participants.
International monetary fund, Managing Director Christine Lagarde: “It is about connecting culture. It is about connecting communities it is about enriching economies and improving the standard of living of people.”
U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres: “It is in our shared interest to show that the global economy can serve all the world’s people.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin: “Poverty, social chaos … the development level of countries and regions” all this creates a breeding ground for international terrorism, extremism as well as irregular migration. We shall not be able to live up to these challenges should we fail to overcome the stagnation of the global economic development.”
Czech President Milos Zeman: “In all of history, except for the Marshall Plan, there was practically no long-term project which needs enormous courage. Let me express my gratitude for People’s Republic of China for this courage, and especially let me appreciate China’s president for the courage which is so rare.”
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