General News: Draw a blueprint for promoting the high-quality development of the “Belt and Road” joint construction to better benefit the world
——People from many countries spoke highly of President Xi Jinping’s important speech at the third “Belt and Road” construction forum
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, November 20. Xinhua News Agency’s foreign correspondents reported: Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission attended the third “Belt and Road” construction seminar in Beijing on the 19th and delivered an important speech. People from many countries and our overseas project personnel said that the “Belt and Road” initiative has achieved tangible results in the past eight years. Chairman Xi Jinping’s important speech has drawn a blueprint and pointed out the direction for continuing to promote the high-quality development of the “Belt and Road” initiative. The “Belt and Road” initiative continues to achieve new results, which will better benefit the people of all countries.
Ivona Rajvac, deputy director of the Serbian Institute of International Politics and Economics, said that President Xi Jinping summarized the fruitful results of the eight years of co-building the “Belt and Road” in his speech. The practice of jointly building the “Belt and Road” has proved that it is a major initiative that meets the development needs of each participating country. Over the past eight years, the “Belt and Road” initiative has benefited the participating countries. In the future, the areas of cooperation in the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” are expected to continue to expand, and green and low-carbon development will become new growth points for cooperation.
Kasapa Senarat, the head of public relations of the Colombo Port City Project Company in Sri Lanka, said that President Xi Jinping pointed out in his speech that through the joint construction of the “Belt and Road”, new ways to promote common development have been explored and mutual benefits have been realized in the construction of the country. A win-win situation. The Port City project promotes the “hard connectivity” of Sri Lanka’s urban infrastructure construction, and also promotes the “heart-to-heart connectivity” of the friendship between the two peoples.
The adviser to the Lao government’s prime minister and vice chairman of the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that as a joint construction of the “Belt and Road” project, the Laos-China Railway will allow Laos to become a regional hub country from an inland “landlocked country” in the Indochina Peninsula, which will not only enable Laos’ economy to be realized With rapid growth, the level of regional openness will also be improved.
Paul Esmeraldo, a senior consultant of State Grid Brazil Holding Company and a well-known power expert in Brazil, believes that the Meilishan Hydropower Station project he is involved in is not only a project for a Chinese company to build a transmission line for Brazil, but also a cooperation between the two countries. The iconic project of “One Road” is a vivid practice of building a community with a shared future for mankind. The project has created an advanced, efficient and reliable “electric highway” for Brazil, benefiting 22 million people.
Komilion Todebayev, director of the Institute of Botany of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, said that the “Belt and Road” initiative has created a historic opportunity for the Central Asian region to speed up infrastructure construction and improve the level of scientific research. He cited, for example, that scientists from Uzbekistan and China established a research fund under the “Belt and Road” initiative to study allium plants, laying an important foundation for broader cooperation to protect biodiversity.
Said Chowdhury, Director of the International Affairs Council of Islamabad, Pakistan, said that in his speech, President Xi Jinping put forward the goal of high standards, sustainability, and people’s livelihood, and promoted the high-quality development of the “Belt and Road” to continuously achieve new results. This is of great significance to the world. Over the past eight years, the countries participating in the joint construction have achieved win-win results through cooperation and reaped sustainable results. The implementation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor construction project helped Pakistan make up for power shortages, boosted the level of industrial development, and created a large number of job opportunities.
Dia Helmi, Secretary-General of the Egypt-China Chamber of Commerce, said that in his speech, President Xi Jinping pointed out that cooperation in new areas such as health, green, digital, and innovation should be carried out. This will create new cooperation points for countries along the route. The “Belt and Road” initiative has brought tangible benefits to countries along the route, and has made important contributions to the development of infrastructure and modernization of these countries.
Sharif Gali, professor of political science at the University of Abuja, Nigeria, said that the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” has developed into a popular platform for international cooperation in the world today. Over the years, it has continued to support African countries in improving transportation, power, ports and other infrastructure. The multiple railway and highway projects undertaken by Chinese companies in Nigeria have played an important role in alleviating local traffic pressure, promoting cargo transportation, and opening up economic corridors. Nigeria can achieve a higher level of “Belt and Road” cooperation with China in the future and expand cooperation in green energy and information technology.
Constanta Horcla, a scholar of the University of Santiago de Chile and an expert on Asian issues, believes that President Xi Jinping’s proposal for steady cooperation in new areas such as health, green, digital, and innovation is very important. Many countries participating in the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” are developing countries. The country has been severely affected by the epidemic. Promoting cooperation in the medical and health fields such as vaccines and drug research and development will help to cooperate in the fight against the epidemic.
Zhang Chao, executive director of Indonesia China High Speed Railway Co., Ltd., said that with the goal of high standards, sustainability, and people’s livelihood, promoting the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” high-quality development has continuously achieved new results, which is both a clear direction and a mission requirement. As a landmark project of the “Belt and Road” initiative, the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway has made continuous progress in its construction, which will surely further promote the win-win cooperation and people-to-people bonds between the two countries. (Reporters involved: Jiang Chao, Shi Zhongyu, Zhang Jianhua, Li Binian, Guo Jun, Yin Nan, Zhang Xiaoran, Tang Lu, Cai Guodong, Chen Weihua, Zhao Yan, Wang Aona)