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Remarks by H. E. NING Fukui, Chinese Ambassador to Thailand at the Welcome Dinner of the Boao Forum for Asia Bangkok Conference

Time:2017-07-12 20:23:22    Views:29599    Origin:Boao Forum for Asia

Remarks by H. E. NING Fukui, Chinese Ambassador to Thailand at the Welcome Dinner of the Boao Forum for Asia Bangkok Conference

10 July 2017, Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok

Your Excellency Vice Chairman Zeng Peiyan,

Your Excellency Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai,

Your Excellency Secretary-General Zhou Wenzhong,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Dear Friends,

 

Good evening! I’m honored to be invited for this welcome dinner. On behalf of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, I would like to extend warm welcomes to all the distinguished guests attending the Boao Forum for Asia Bangkok Conference.

Based on Asia and facing the world, the BFA has played an important role in gathering Asian consensus, advancing Asian cooperation and promoting Asian influence since its establishment in 2001. Now, BFA has become a high-end platform for leaders of relevant national governments, industrial and business circles, as well as academic circles to discuss on important issues in Asia and even in the whole world. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of ASEAN, and also the 20th Anniversary of ASEAN Plus Three (10+3) Cooperation. The Bangkok Conference entitled by Asian Regional Cooperation: New Challenges, New Approach, is highly relevant to our times.

The world today is undergoing tremendous developments, changes and adjustments. To stand the test of the international and regional vicissitudes, the Asian countries should be more united to advance regional cooperation and promote a community of common interests, with an Asian way of cooperation, which features mutual respect, consensus-building and accommodation of each other's comfort levels, in order to achieve win-win cooperation and common development.

In the past years, Asian countries have actively boosted common and sustainable development while speeding up their own development, actively promoted common and cooperative security while seeking their own security, discussed and took joint actions in response to common challenges while pushing forward dialogues and cooperation in various areas. The region had established multi-tier and multi-channel regional cooperation mechanism, including ASEAN Plus One (10+1), ASEAN Plus Three (10+3), EAS, ARF and ACD. All these have promoted dialogue and cooperation among regional countries and contributed to regional development and prosperity.

China is always an important participant and prime mover of the regional cooperation in Asia. This May, China successfully hosted the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. It was aiming to establish a platform of inclusive development which is based on the principle of achieving shared growth through discussion and collaboration. The forum also explored ways to address problems facing global and regional economy, create fresh energy for pursuing coordinated and inter-connected development. We firmly believe the Belt and Road Initiative will provide broad space and opportunities for the regional cooperation in Asia.

In conclusion, I wish Boao Forum for Asia Bangkok Conference a complete success.

Thank you!