President Anastasiades attends Belt and Road Forum in China

President of the Republic Nikos Anastasiadis on Friday participated at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in the framework of the Silk Road initiative.

According to an announcement by the Presidency, the Forum is attended by forty state or government leaders, as well as leaders of international organizations. Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke during the opening of the Forum and welcomed the guests, including UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres , Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi.

Xi Jimping said that his country is taking the necessary steps to increase the import of goods and services from other countries in order to meet the different needs of his country and its citizens. He added that the Chinese market will open to agricultural goods and industrial products as well as services and will remove tax obstacles that exist.

He also said that his country is aiming at strengthening trade, economic and investment relations between the countries participating in the China Silk Road Initiative, by enhancing policies that address, inter alia, climate change, environmental protection, health, the management of water and energy resources, culture, education, science and technology.

The President of China also said that his country wants to strengthen its political and parliamentary relations with the countries participating in the Initiative and noted that over the next five years China will host more than 10,000 representatives from the countries that participate at this Initiative. He said that the main pillar of the Initiative concerns the connectivity of these countries through the creation of appropriate infrastructure and through free trade agreements.

President Anastasiades will address the Forum on Saturday.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

President Anastasiades attends Belt and Road Forum in China

President of the Republic Nikos Anastasiadis on Friday participated at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in the framework of the Silk Road initiative.

According to an announcement by the Presidency, the Forum is attended by forty state or government leaders, as well as leaders of international organizations. Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke during the opening of the Forum and welcomed the guests, including UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres , Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi.

Xi Jimping said that his country is taking the necessary steps to increase the import of goods and services from other countries in order to meet the different needs of his country and its citizens. He added that the Chinese market will open to agricultural goods and industrial products as well as services and will remove tax obstacles that exist.

He also said that his country is aiming at strengthening trade, economic and investment relations between the countries participating in the China Silk Road Initiative, by enhancing policies that address, inter alia, climate change, environmental protection, health, the management of water and energy resources, culture, education, science and technology.

The President of China also said that his country wants to strengthen its political and parliamentary relations with the countries participating in the Initiative and noted that over the next five years China will host more than 10,000 representatives from the countries that participate at this Initiative. He said that the main pillar of the Initiative concerns the connectivity of these countries through the creation of appropriate infrastructure and through free trade agreements.

President Anastasiades will address the Forum on Saturday.

Source: Cyprus News Agency