Distinguished Mr.Suraj Vaidya,President of SAARC CCI
Distinguished Mr.Lu Pengqi,Vice Chairman of CCPIT
Distinguished Mr.He Yafei,Former Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Former Vice Director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council
Dear Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,Friends,
Today,we are gathering at Kunming,a spring city with flowers blooming,to discuss the business for a prosperous future under our firm friendship. Commissioned by Mr.Chen Hao, Secretary of the Yunnan Provincial Committee of CPC, Mr.Ruan Chengfa,Governor of Yunnan Province,and on behalf of the Yunnan Provincial Committee of CPC and People’s Government of Yunnan Province,I’d like to extend our congratulations to the opening of the l2th China_South Asia Business Forum,express our warm welcome to all the guests present,and pay our respects to all participants who have been striving to promote the friendly communication and cooperation between Yunnan and the rest places of China and South Asia regions.
Closely related and mutually dependent,China and South Asia countries are good neighbors,partners and friends,who are always ready to help each other when needed. As the most promising regions for development in today’s world,both China and South Asia countries are enjoying abundant natural resources,profound cultural deposits,distinctive economic developments and a broad prospective to realize complementary advantages and mutual development.We are also eager to deepen our cooperation.Under the strong support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China,Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Embassies of South Asia countries in China,China-South Asia Business Forum has become more and more splendid and fruitful with increasing influence since2004.It is now one of the most important platforms for the communication between China and South Asia countries,winning high approvals and praises.
“Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation”was successfully held in Beijing last month,where China and countries of the world,especially those in South Asia have reached a series of consensus and entered into a number of important agreements. We firmly believe that the l2th China_South Asia Business Forum will be more effective based on the achievements of “Belt and Road Forum for Intemational Cooperation”and the solid foundation and good mechanism of the previous sessions.
Since Yunnan is the major cooperating province of China-Indochina Peninsula Economic Corridor and Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor,we should givefull play to its superiorities on the close geographical relationship, ethnic homogeneity and cultural affinity with South Asia countries,actively push forward the policy coordination,facilities connectivity,unimpeded trade, financial integration and people-to-people bond between the two parties,make a full-fledged push to the all-direction, multi-level and broad-field communication and cooperation,thus making a greater contribution to deepening and broadening the development and friendship between China and South Asia countries.
Yunnan Province is now in the crucial period to realize all-region poverty alleviation and build a moderately well-offsociety in all-around way,which is also a golden period for leaping development,enjoying huge business opportunities and infinite vigor.We are sincerely willing to share our experience and achievements of the reform with South Asia countries and always warmly welcome your enterprises to invest and start businesses in our province.We will spare no effort to provide high-efficient and good services, and encourage our advanced enterprises to invest in South Asia countries too,thus realizing win-win outcome.For this forum, we hope that all our guests could share the insights based on deepening cooperation and find more practical opportunities and policies to lift the communication and cooperation between China, especiallyYunnan Province, and South Asia countries to a higher and broaderlevel, and thus compose a new chapter of our cooperation.
Finally,I sincerely wish the l2th China-South Asia Business Forum a great success, and all the friends present good health and prosperity.