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Belt and Road Forum

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Added On May 15, 2017

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also has made remarks at the opening ceremony of the forum.
 
He called on the international community to seize the opportunities presented by the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and strive for common development.
 
Guterres praised the ambitious cross-continental initiative as being "rooted in a shared vision for broad development."
 
Quoting a famous Chinese saying that guided China's fast development: "Building the road is the first step towards prosperity," the UN chief urged the world to draw experiences from the ancient Silk Road and "take that spirit to new heights for the benefit of all."
 
Guterres also highlighted China's growing role in promoting global initiatives such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and in increasing support for UN peacekeeping and new funds designed to foster growth, stability and prosperity. (Xinhua/Zhang Hao)