On March 3, the closing press conference of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 31 was held. In the afternoon of the same day, the four-day Boao Forum for Asia 2023 Annual Conference came to an end in Boao, Hainan. Photo by China News Agency reporter Luo Yunfei
Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2023 Concludes Consensus on Unity and Cooperation
Boao, March 3 (ZXS) -- The four-day Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 31 concluded on March 4. Li Baodong, Secretary-General of the Boao Forum for Asia, said at the closing press conference of the forum that many consensus has been formed at the annual meeting of the forum, and unity and cooperation are the most effective way to overcome global uncertainty.
The Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2023 was held in Boao, Hainan Province from March 3 to 28, with more than 31,50 representatives from politics, business and think tanks from more than 2000 countries and regions on five continents and more than 1100,60 media journalists attending. Focusing on the four topics of "development and inclusiveness", "governance and security", "regional and global" and "present and future", the annual meeting of the forum held more than <> sub-forums, roundtables, dialogues, promotion meetings and other activities.
Li Baodong said that all participants believe that human society is facing many challenges such as the epidemic, regional conflicts, unbalanced development, and climate change, and the world is full of instability and uncertainty. However, the biggest problem is not the challenges themselves, but the trends and signs of divergence and fragmentation in the world.
"We cannot waste precious time on geopolitical confrontations, ideological confrontations and geo-economic fragmentation, but we need to unite to meet long-term challenges together. No one country alone can solve global problems, and only through dialogue and cooperation can we rebuild trust and win win-win challenges. Li Baodong said that one of the great characteristics of this annual meeting is that everyone has proposed to be vigilant against unilateral sanctions, the Cold War mentality, ideological line-making, and so-called economic decoupling.
Li Baodong said that the development of Asia has always been an important topic discussed at the annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia, and all parties believe that Asia is an important driving force for world economic recovery and China is an important engine. To realize the development vision, Asia must remain stable, open and inclusive, and Asian countries should continue to deepen cooperation with each other. At the same time, we need to expand cooperation and development with other regions and other countries. (End)