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Belt & Road initiative creating global opportunities: Chinese ambassador to Denmark

Updated: Aug 20,2016 10:28 AM     Xinhua

Photo taken on Aug 3, 2016 shows the Silk Road International Convention Center in Dunhuang, Northwest China’s Gansu province. Two main venues of the Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Cultural Expo, Dunhuang Silk Road International Convention Center and Dunhuang Grand Theater, have been almost completed. The expo will be held in Dunhuang on Sept 20.

COPENHAGEN —Chinese Ambassador to Denmark Liu Biwei said in Copenhagen on Aug 19 that the Belt and Road initiative has created opportunities for the whole world at a time of a sluggish global economy.

It is China’s key initiative to boost its all-around opening up against a new backdrop, but at the same time it also brings important opportunities for the overall revitalization of the European continent as well as the whole world, Liu said at the 8th Europe Forum of the Federation of Chinese Professional Association in Europe (FCPAE).

“The initiative is China’s idea, but the opportunities it has created belong to the world,” the Chinese ambassador said at the forum, which was held in the town of Hillerod, some 30 km north of the Danish capital of Copenhagen.

According to Deng Zhiguang, chairman of FCPAE, the purpose of this year’s forum is to explore new opportunities for Chinese-Europe cooperation under the Belt and Road framework and to attract investment.

The forum will also create a networking and knowledge exchanging platform for Danish and European company representatives and Chinese professionals working in Europe.

Liu said the forum is an excellent platform to discuss how to enhance mutually-beneficial and win-win cooperation between China and Europe by seizing a new opportunity brought by the initiative.

He thus called on all Chinese professionals and experts in Europe to continue to work together and share wisdom so as to bring China and European countries ever closer.

“Under the new circumstances, it is of great significance that we jointly build the belt and road, enhance China-Europe cooperation and achieve a win-win outcome,” the ambassador said.

Established in 2001 in Frankfurt, Germany, FCPAE is an independent and non-profit association of 52 Chinese professional associations in more than a dozen European countries with more than 20,000 members.

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