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Ministry of Commerce Representing Chinese Government Signed Cooperation Agreement with 14 International Organizations Who Attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation

  

On the afternoon of May 15, in order to implement the series of aid measures announced by the President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce and Deputy China International Trade Representative Yu Jianhua met with the heads of 14 international organizations such as United Nations Development Program who attended the forum, and signed series of cooperation agreements with the above international organizations on behalf of the Chinese government.

Yu extended gratitude to the heads of the international organizations for attending the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation and the Thematic Session on Trade Connectivity. He also thanked the international organizations for their long term contribution to the Chinese economic construction and social development, and spoke highly of the friendly cooperation between international organizations and China.

Yu emphasized that the Chinese foreign aid belongs to the scale of South-South cooperation, marking the mutual help between developing countries. The cooperation between China and the international organizations and jointly helping other developing countries are the important contents of China's foreign aid.

Yu said that the Belt and Road initiative put forward by President Xi Jinping is highly consistent with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda of the United Nations. The signing of the agreement and the cooperation on projects will be conducive for countries along the line of the "Belt and Road" to realize the sustainable development goal of 2030.

14 participants such as Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and Acting Director General of United Nations Development Programme Tegegnework Gettu, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund Babatunde Osotimehin, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and Secretary-General of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of United Nations Industrial Development Organization Li Yong, Secretary General of International Civil Aviation Organization Liu Fang, Director-General of International Organization for Migration Willian Lacy Swing, and Executive Director of International Trade Centre Arancha González delivered speeches successively. They spoke highly of China's Belt and Road initiative, congratulated China on successful convening of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, thought highly of China's persistency in practicing multilateralism and supporting globalization. The believed that the Belt and Road initiative shares the same goal with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda of the United Nations and they were willing to further strengthen cooperation with China, jointly promote the construction of the Belt and Road initiative and jointly push forward the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal of 2030.

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