26 April 2019, BEIJING – The second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was successfully launched yesterday. The opening ceremony was graced by the Chinese President Xi Jinping, who also officiated the forum.
In his opening speech, President Xi made some inspiring quotes and memorable remarks for everyone that was present at the event. Some of the quotes are as follows:
||Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. In union there is strength.
||Knowing Is Not Enough; We Must Apply. Wishing Is Not Enough; We Must Do. The Belt and Road Initiative provides a platform for developing countries to reshape their country’s economic integration and experience rapid globalisation.
||It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. Together, we can achieve great things in life!
||I hope we can work together and make the Belt and Road Initiative a successful one.
||We must embrace openness, green development and integrity in all of our efforts. We must learn to accept others, adopt green technologies for the construction of infrastructure and facilities so that we can protect the nature for the future generations and refuse bribery and dishonest business practices.
||Today marks another historical moment in China’s history. Although we have fought poverty and achieved great success, there is still much work to be done as we embark on the road to globalisation.
||Chinese always prioritise trusts and they keep to their words.
||Two heads are better than one. We need to work together and contribute ideas and opinions to develop the Belt and Road Initiative, to ensure that the development plan can help us achieve our goals.
||The Belt and Road Initiative is not only an opportunity for developing countries, it is also crucial for China to embark on globalisation.
||I believe that when China becomes more open to collaboration with other countries, we will go through another phase of economic reform and become a stronger developed country in the world.