Beijing [China], May 16 (NT): President of Republic China, Xi Jinping on Tuesday met with Chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Ban Ki-moon in Beijing.
From Chinese capital city China's state-run news agency Xinhua quoted President Xi as saying, "The BFA, established at the beginning of this century, reflects the aspiration of Asian nations to pursue strength through unity, jointly meet challenges and increase the influence of Asia,".
Ban added, “The mission and purpose of the forum is to promote economic integration in Asia, boost exchanges and cooperation between regional countries and the world, to achieve mutual benefits and win-win results,"
Ban expressed his gratitude to the Chinese government for its support for the BFA.
The BFA Chairman stated that the forum needed to send out clear messages supporting globalization and free trade considering the present scenario.
According to the report, Ban noted that the forum should not remain restricted to Asia and should go beyond it in the long run. The report also added that, it should become an important platform for promoting the pleasant-sounding coexistence of the people.
On a related note The BFA is a non-profit organization that hosts high-level forums for leaders from government, business and academia in Asia and other continents to contribute to their vision on the most pressing issues in this vibrant region and the world at large.