Xi Hosts Welcome Banquet for Dignitaries to Belt and Road Forum 2023

At the welcoming banquet of the 3rd Belt and Road Forum (#BRF2023) for International Cooperation held in Beijing on 17 October 2023, Chinese President Xi Jinping stated that over the past decade since the #BRI was proposed, China has carried out thousands of cooperation projects with solid deliverables.

Family Photo at BRF 2023

Together with partner countries, China has written a magnificent chapter in promoting a connected world and has charted a path for all to prosper individually and collectively. These achievements have been made possible by the governments, businesses and people of #BRI partner countries through hard work, wisdom and courage.

The 10th anniversary of the #BRI is an opportunity to salute all those who have participated in and contributed to BRI cooperation. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China emphasized that more than 4,000 delegates from 130 countries and international organizations took part in the #BRF2023.

Welcome Banquet for 3rd Belt and Road Forum

Among the leaders present, we note 1) Serbian President Aleksander Vucic, 2) Laotian President Thongloun Sisoulith, 3) Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso, 4) Uzbekistani President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, 5) Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez, 6) Indonesian President Joko Widodo, 7) Russian President Vladimir Putin, 8) Chinese President Xi Jinping, 9) Kazakhstani President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, 10) Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, 11) U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, 12) Turkmenistani Chairman of the People’s Council Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, 13) Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong, 14) Mongolian President Khurelsukh Ukhnaa, 15) Chilean President Gabriel Boric, 16) New Development Bank President Dilma Rousseff, 17) Nigerian Vice President Kashim Shettima, 18) Papua New Guinean Prime Minister James Marape, 19) Pakistani Prime Minster Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, 20) Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, 21) Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, 22) Kenyan President William Ruto, 23) Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, 24) Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, 25) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet, 26) Mozambican Prime Minister Adriano Maleiane and U27)AE Supreme Council member Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi 

During the welcome speech, President Xi highlighted that BRI pursues development, promotes win-win outcomes, and inspires hope. In the past decades, the results of under the BRI framework are numerous and tangible. Together, China and its partners will embark with drive and enthusiasm on the new journey toward another golden decade.