Wang Yi: China’s determination to promote international cooperation on the “Belt and Road” has not changed
On the afternoon of March 7, the Fourth Session of the 13th National People’s Congress held a press conference in the Press Conference Hall of the Great Hall of the People. State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi was invited to answer Chinese and foreign journalists on “China’s foreign policy and foreign relations”. Ask a question.
p >The picture shows the reporter interviewing in the multifunctional hall of Media Center. Photo by China News Service reporter Jiang Qiming
Kazakhstan 24KZ TV reporter: The epidemic has caused a serious impact on the global economy. How does China view the impact of the epidemic on the “Belt and Road” initiative? What is the main direction for China to promote the “Belt and Road” in the future?
Wang Yi: Since last year, the epidemic has caused an all-round impact on the world. The “Belt and Road” cooperation did not press the “pause button”, but moved forward against the wind and achieved new results, showing strong resilience and vigorous vitality.
Wang Yi: We have successfully held high-level video conferences and more than 30 professional conferences for international cooperation in the “Belt and Road” under the guidance of “consulting together”, and the concept of high-quality joint construction of the “Belt and Road” has become more in-depth Human heart.
Wang Yi: We are taking “co-construction” as the direction to coordinate the prevention and control of the epidemic and the resumption of production. No key project has been suspended due to the epidemic. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway, China-Laos The railway, Hungary-Serbia railway and other projects are progressing well, making important contributions to local economic stability and people’s livelihood.
Wang Yi: We focus on “sharing”. In 2020, the number of China-Europe freight trains and freight volume will reach record highs. The volume of freight along the “New Land-Sea Corridor” has doubled year-on-year, which strongly guarantees the international industrial chain. , The supply chain is stable and smooth.
Wang Yi: The epidemic has hindered personnel exchanges, but it cannot stop partner countries’ investment and support for the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” initiative. With the joint efforts of all parties, we have worked hard to build a “healthy silk road”, and through international cooperation in the fight against the epidemic, the “Belt and Road” has become a veritable “channel of life”. We build the “Digital Silk Road” and actively build the “Information Corridor” to make the “Belt and Road” always online. We are deeply involved in the “Green Silk Road” and strengthen cooperation in green energy, green infrastructure, and green finance, making the “Belt and Road” an important engine for global low-carbon transformation and green recovery after the epidemic.
Wang Yi: The epidemic has profoundly changed the world, but the needs of all parties for the “Belt and Road” have not changed, and China’s determination to promote international cooperation on the “Belt and Road” has not changed. By building a new development pattern, China will provide a better path for the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” and bring more opportunities to the “Belt and Road” partners. We are willing to work with all parties to ensure that the high-quality co-construction of the “Belt and Road” will not diminish in momentum and become more resilient, and build the “Belt and Road” into a broad road of common development and prosperity for all parties.
(According to the live broadcast of web text)