Beijing, 3 September 2018-“Your Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China,
Distinguished Heads of State and Government,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
All protocol observed,
I am honored to be with all of you today.
This Forum on China-Africa Cooperation is an embodiment of two major priorities of the United Nations: to pursue fair globalization and to promote development that leaves no one behind in the context of a rules-based system of international relations supported by strong multilateral institutions.
China has achieved remarkable development progress in recent years, with an unprecedented reduction in poverty, and I commend its commitment to sharing its successes through different initiatives and namely the Belt and Road.