Beijing, 9 Sep (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the China-Europe Express International Cooperation Forum to gather forces for cooperation and development
Xinhua News Agency reporter
"To make new and greater contributions to promoting global economic development, improving the well-being of people of all countries, and promoting the building of a community with a shared future for mankind." On September 9, President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the China-Europe Express Forum for International Cooperation, which aroused enthusiastic responses inside and outside the venue. They said that President Xi Jinping's congratulatory letter clarified the important role of the China-Europe Express to the development of the world economy, pointed out the direction for further promoting the high-quality development of the China-Europe Express, and gathered the strength of cooperation and development of all parties.
The China-Europe Express is a landmark brand for jointly building the "Belt and Road". Over the past 10 years, a total of 7,7 China-Europe trains have been operated, reaching 25 cities in 217 European countries, creating a new pattern of Asia-Europe international transport and building a new platform for economic and trade cooperation along the route.
"President Xi Jinping's emphasis on the importance of the China-Europe Express to ensure the stability of the international industrial chain and supply chain makes us feel very excited." Han Boling, director of the freight department of China Railway Group, said that at present, the categories of goods shipped by China to Europe have expanded to 53 categories and more than 5,3400 kinds of commodities such as complete vehicles and machinery and equipment, and the categories of goods shipped from Europe to China have gradually expanded to mechanical and electrical products, food, medical equipment and other commodities, with a cumulative value of more than <> billion US dollars, effectively promoting China-EU economic and trade cooperation, and also driving the economic development and improvement of people's livelihood in countries and regions along the route.
After listening to President Xi Jinping's congratulatory letter on the spot, Dusan Nawu Khan, business manager of the Beijing Representative Office of Kazakhstan Railways, felt deeply: "In recent years, more and more building materials, machinery and equipment have been transported from China to Kazakhstan through the China-Europe train, and Kazakhstan's agricultural and sideline products and mineral resources can also be transported to China and other parts of the world more quickly, which has effectively promoted the development of Kazakhstan." ”
Gustaw Chojnowski, manager of the Chengdu branch of Ruiya Logistics, a Polish company engaged in the transportation of goods between China and Europe, said: "The China-Europe Express has shortened the time for Chinese products to be transported to Europe and increased the export of goods from Europe to Asia, and the company hopes to find more Chinese freight forwarding companies willing to cooperate and continue to expand the economic and trade channels between China and Europe." ”
"Under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, the China-Europe Express has greatly promoted free trade, benefited the diversification of global logistics hubs, and is a new global public good that enhances multilateral win-win results, contributing real strength to building a community with a shared future for mankind." Singapore's current affairs commentator Ong De Sang said that President Xi Jinping's congratulatory letter has lofty intentions, explains the global significance of the China-Europe train, and enhances the confidence of all parties to promote the high-quality development of the China-Europe train.
Facing the future, everyone expressed that they will continue to work together to build the China-Europe Express into a "road of happiness" that benefits people of all countries and a "road of prosperity" that benefits the world.
"President Xi Jinping proposed in his congratulatory letter that adhering to the principle of consultation, co-construction and sharing provides us with key guidance for the next step." Liu Bin, deputy general manager of Jiangsu International Freight Train Co., Ltd., said that it will better meet the needs of the industry and the development needs of export-oriented enterprises, focus on promoting the construction of overseas cargo collection system, and help promote enterprises to "go out" and "bring in".
"President Xi Jinping's congratulatory letter points out the direction for us to further promote the development of China-Europe Express in the direction of higher quality, better efficiency and more safety." Liu Taiping, general manager of Yuxinou (Chongqing) Logistics Co., Ltd., said that we will strive to accelerate the pace of expansion and quality improvement of China-Europe trains, actively explore new routes, build distribution hubs, serve industry development, expand the comprehensive functions of China-Europe trains, ensure the stability and smoothness of key industrial chains and supply chains, and make greater contributions to the full integration into the "Belt and Road" and the new land-sea channel in the west.
"At present, the high value-added and high-tech products transported through the 'Yixinou' China-Europe train are on the rise." Feng Xubin, the operator of the "Yixinou" China-Europe Express and chairman of Yiwu Tianmeng Industrial Investment Co., Ltd., said that in the future, it will further improve organizational service capabilities, digitally empower operations, accelerate the layout of "going out" through cooperation in building overseas hubs and distribution centers, and improve the high-quality development level of China-Europe trains.
Khorgos is an important port for the western passage of the China-Europe Express. Mao Ronggang, secretary of the party committee and director of Khorgos Customs, said that all customs personnel will give full play to the reform advantages of the "railway express" model, support the implementation of the "quasi-gauge to broad gauge" project, actively coordinate and link with the customs, railways, border inspections and enterprises of the place of origin, strengthen the supervision of the trend and the monitoring of the operation situation of the train, and go all out to ensure the "big entry and big exit" of cross-border logistics channels.
"President Xi Jinping's congratulatory letter has pointed out the direction and provided fundamental guidance for further consolidating and improving the high-quality development level of China-Europe Express and deepening mutually beneficial cooperation between China and countries along the Belt and Road." Xu Jianping, director of the Department of Regional Opening of the National Development and Reform Commission, said that we will further improve the layout of the China-Europe train assembly center. In conjunction with countries along the China-Europe Express, we will accelerate the improvement of the intergovernmental cooperation mechanism, make overall plans to solve the problem of blocking points in infrastructure such as ports and passages along the Route, and ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the China-Europe Express. Establish and improve the multimodal transport system of China-Europe trains, deepen safety governance along the route, and jointly create a better international environment for the stability and long-term development of China-Europe trains.