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Tonga marked the completion of the second Belt and Road Forum

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 08/05/2019

The Chinese Embassy last night hosted a reception to celebrate the completion of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Co-operation.

The Acting Ambassador of China to Tonga – Yang Zhaohui said two weeks ago, the world’s attention focused on Beijing, with the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation with the theme “Belt and Road Cooperation, Shaping a Brighter Shared Future”.

More than 6000 delegates from 150 countries and international organizations have participated in the opening ceremony, the leaders’ round-table summit, the high-level meeting, 12 thematic forums and a CEO conference of the Forum.

40 leaders, specially, consisting of 38 heads of state or government, including China, UN Secretary General and IMF president attended the leaders’ round-table summit.

Under the personal presiding and guidance of President Xi Jinping, the participating parties exchanged views on jointly building the “Belt and Road”, generally believed that the “Belt and Road” was the road of opportunity and reached broad consensus on the high-quality cooperation under the Initiative.

“The Belt and Road Initiative is China’s initiative, but the opportunities and fruits that it presents belong to the whole world. Over the past six years, the Initiative has received positive response from the international community. So far, 127 countries and 29 international organizations have signed cooperation documents with China. A large number of cooperation projects are being and have been implemented globally. Trade volume between China and the countries involved has exceeded 6 trillion US dollars, and total investment has exceeded 80 billion US dollars. “

The Acting Prime Minisiter – Semisi Sika spoke of the initiative.

“Tonga has committed itself in promoting the BRI became a member of the Asian Bank. Last year – the state played a vital role – HM reaffirm – his wish to enhance cooperation with China through BRI – and to advance the partnership between the 2 countries. This brings us to date – send BRI – sharing a brighter future – with member countries. “

Meanwhile speaking to Radio and Television Tonga News – The Minister of Trade and Economic Development – Dr. Tu’i Uata said, this initiative will benefit Tonga in many ways and he fully supports Tonga’s participation on the Belt and Road Initiative.

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