2017 Euro-Asia Economic Forum to Be Held in Xi’an in September

On July 21, 2017 working conference of the organizing committee of Euro-Asia Economic Forum was held in Beijing; the conference announced that 2017 Euro-Asia Economic Forum will be held in Xi’an from 21st to 23rd of September.

Chen Yuan, the honorary director of the organizing committee and vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee and Wei Zengjun, the vice director of the organizing committee and vice governor of Shaanxi province delivered speeches during the conference. Shangguan Jiqing, vice director and general-secretary of the committee and mayor of Xi’an presided the conference.

Chen Yuan said that Euro-Asia Economic Forum is an economic cooperation mechanism and an important platform for the construction of “One Belt One Road (B&R)” under the framework of Shanghai Cooperation Organization; the forum has been successfully held for 6 years; with the mechanism improved, content enriched, influence expanded, the forum now plays a continuously driven effect and leading function for the regional development. Chen expressed his hope that the forum could strengthen the communication and exchange between the countries to enhance the trust and the neighborly partnership along B&R, deepen the cooperation in practical terms to promote the common development of the countries alongside B&R, intensify the strategic docking to promote the opening-up and win-win along B&R, and add cultural and educational exchanges to enhance the friendship between countries alongside B&R.

Wei Zengjun emphasized that the holding of Euro-Asia Economic Forum builds an important platform for expanding the economic and trade exchange and communication between the countries alongside B&R and for winning harmony and prosperity of the region of Europe and Asia. He also gave 5 suggestions for the successful holding of the forum: to continuously expand the propaganda effect of the forum; to constantly strengthen practical effect of the forum; to promote the construction of the comprehensive zone of the forum; help Shaanxi realize the objective of transcendence; improve the organizing mechanism of the forum.

It is known that the theme of 2017 forum is “Co-building ‘B&R’: docking the development strategy”. Compared with the forum held before, the concept of this forum is more practical, the content and form more various, platform function more obvious and the participation of all parties more active.

[Source:Hua Shang Daily]