On October 15, 2015, Xi Jinping, General Secretary the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese President, met in Beijing with major foreign representatives attending the Asian Political Parties' Special Conference on Silk Road.
On behalf of the CPC and Chinese government, Xi Jinping welcomed the representatives attending the conference. Xi Jinping expressed that the conference took the theme of "New Vision of the Silk Road, Actions for Common Development", carried out in-depth dialogues and exchanges with emphasis on jointly building "Belt and Road", and was of great practical significance. Accelerating the building of "Belt and Road" is not only helpful to promote the economic prosperity of countries along the route and regional economic cooperation, but also conducive to exchanges and mutual learning among different civilizations and world peace and development, therefore it is a great cause benefiting people of countries along the route. It is believed that this special conference will contribute to the building of "Belt and Road" and the common development of all countries.
Xi Jinping pointed out that over these two years, the initiatives of "Belt and Road" have won positive responses from the international community, especially the 60-plus countries along the route and are gradually reaping early fruits. The building of "Belt and Road" adheres to the principle of co-consultation, co-construction and sharing, carries forward the spirit of openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual reference, sticks to the goal of mutual benefit, win-win result and common development, pursues the purpose of people first and benefiting the people, and will bring tangible benefits to people of all countries along the route.
Xi Jinping emphasized that political parties and statesmen should be far-sighted and shoulder historical responsibilities to spearhead in the process of building "Belt and Road". We must harbor a lofty perspective and at the same time come down to earth. The lofty perspective refers to conformity with the trend of the times and good top-level design, whereas coming down to earth means to advance orderly and strive for early harvests. We should not only strengthen dialogues and communication, but also promote strategy connection. We should closely refer to the reality of respective reform and development, carry out candid dialogues centering on the building of "Belt and Road", and propose cooperation moves to jointly build "Belt and Road". We should not only actively make our voice heard, but also pool forces from all sources. Political parties and statesmen should take initiative to guide, coordinate and organize political forces, think tanks and media, industrial and commercial enterprises, non-governmental organizations and other sources to participate in all-round exchanges and cooperation within the framework of building "Belt and Road", and create sound environment of politics, public opinion, commerce and popular will.
Xi Jinping pointed out that to steadily promote the cooperation in building the "Belt and Road" is an important part of China's "Thirteenth Five-year Plan". China will continue to pursue the neighboring diplomatic principle of building friendship and partnership with its neighbors and the neighboring diplomatic policy of bringing harmony, security and prosperity to its neighbors, implement the neighboring diplomatic concept of amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness, and promote regional cooperation by jointly building "Belt and Road". We welcome all of you to board the train of China's development and thus realize common development.
Major representatives of political parties and relevant heads of political parties from other Asian countries expressed that the great initiatives of "Belt and Road" put forward by President Xi Jinping provide historic opportunities for the common development and prosperity of countries alone the route and in the Eurasian continent, and this significant conference hosted by the CPC provides a precious platform for political parties of Asian countries to discuss the building of "Belt and Road". Asian political parties sincerely welcome and will fully support the building of "Belt and Road", and believe that the initiatives will benefit people of various countries along the route and chart the course of the long-lasting peaceful development of Asia and the world at large.
State Councilor Yang Jiechi, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee and Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee (IDCPC) Wang Jiarui and others attended the meeting.