Xi Hosts Banquet for Guests Attending Belt and Road Forum

April 26, 2019  Editor: Ling Xiao
Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses a banquet hosted by him and his wife Peng Liyuan in honor of guests attending the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, April 26, 2019. [Xinhua/Huang Jingwen]

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan hosted a banquet Friday evening in honor of guests attending the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing."On behalf of the Chinese government and Chinese people, my wife and also in my own name, let me extend warm welcome to all guests," Xi said while proposing a toast at the banquet.
"Today's gathering makes us recall the beautiful memories in our hearts," Xi said, adding that "no matter how the international environment changes, the sincere friendship will last forever and the mutually beneficial cooperation will be the eternal melody in our hearts."
The occasion inspires the participants via exchanges of ideas and insights, he said, calling for fostering global partnerships and creating a bright future of common development.
"Today's gathering reminds us of the heavy responsibilities on our shoulders," Xi told the guests that as the world is now undergoing profound changes unseen in a century, "may we all live up to our missions and the times."
"We should all have faith that people of all countries deserve a better future, and the joint building of the Belt and Road will surely bring about a better world," he said.
Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng and Wang Qishan also attended the banquet.
After the banquet, Xi and his wife accompanied the guests in watching a gala.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, his wife Peng Liyuan and guests of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation pose for a group photo before a banquet at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, April 26, 2019. Xi and his wife Peng hosted the banquet in honor of the guests Friday evening. [Xinhua/Xie Huanchi]

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping, his wife Peng Liyuan and guests of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation attend a banquet in Beijing, capital of China, April 26, 2019. [Xinhua/Wang Ye]

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan welcome Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah and his son before a banquet in honor of guests attending the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, April 26, 2019. [Xinhua/Xie Huanchi]

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan welcome Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister Peter O'Neill before a banquet in honor of guests attending the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, April 26, 2019. [Xinhua/Xie Huanchi]

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan welcome Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz before a banquet in honor of guests attending the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, April 26, 2019. [Xinhua/Xie Huanchi]

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan welcome Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his wife before a banquet in honor of guests attending the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, April 26, 2019. [Xinhua/Xie Huanchi]

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan welcome Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali and his wife before a banquet in honor of guests attending the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, April 26, 2019. [Xinhua/Xie Huanchi]

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan welcome Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi before a banquet in honor of guests attending the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, April 26, 2019. [Xinhua/Xie Huanchi]

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan welcome Ueli Maurer, president of the Swiss Confederation, before a banquet in honor of guests attending the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, April 26, 2019. [Xinhua/Xie Huanchi]

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan welcome Mongolian President Khaltmaa Battulga before a banquet in honor of guests attending the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, April 26, 2019. [Xinhua/Xie Huanchi]

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan welcome Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras before a banquet in honor of guests attending the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, April 26, 2019. [Xinhua/Xie Huanchi]

 

(Source: Xinhua)

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