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Li Keqiang Meets with Members of Board of Directors of the Boao Forum for Asia
2016/03/25

On the afternoon of March 24, 2016, Premier Li Keqiang met in Boao, Hainan Province with Director-general of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Yasuo Fukuda and some other members of BFA Boards of Directors.

Li Keqiang noted that as the continent gathering world's largest population, Asia is featured with prominent civilization diversity. For a long time, all the Asian countries have been seeking common ground and shelving differences on the basis of mutual respect and equal treatment. It is the harmonious and peaceful environment in the region that contributes to development of China and other regional countries. All countries should promote understanding and reach consensus through dialogue and consultation, as harmony, which contributes to a better development environment, can only be achieved through consensus.

Li Keqiang pointed out that the current world economy is undergoing new changes and nurturing a new industrial revolution. Asia's development needs more vitality, and its civilization diversity and inclusiveness could inject new energy when pooling consensus. The BFA provides a platform for all countries to open their minds and conduct discussions. It is hoped that the forum will continue to lead thoughts and ideas, assist Asian countries to draw on each others' strength and help them join efforts to spearhead innovation and industrial revolution.

Li Keqiang stressed that China has accomplished tremendous achievements since its reform and opening-up over 30 years ago, but it remains the biggest developing country and has a long way to go in realization of the comprehensive modernization. As a beneficiary of the reform and opening up, China will open its door of opening up wider to the outside world. China is ready to draw on the wisdom of other Asian nations, intensify cooperation with all other countries in the world, and persist in realizing development and prosperity though opening up.

Yasuo Fukuda and other members of BFA Boards of Directors, including former Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin of France and former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong of Singapore, expressed that the keynote speech delivered by Premier Li Keqiang at the annual meeting of the BFA is clear-cut and encouraging and will help boost the outside's confidence in China's economic prospect. They believed that China's economy will maintain growth and continue to inject vitality to world economic development.

Yang Jing, Zhou Xiaochuan, and Vice Chairman of BFA Zeng Peiyan attended the meeting.

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