On 25 March 2017, the Welcoming Event of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2017 was held in Boao International Conference Centre. H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) attended the event upon invitation.
Mr. Liu Cigui, Governor of Hainan Province hosted the event. H.E. Mr. Zeng Peiyan, BFA Vice Chairman and Mr. Luo Baoming, Secretary of Hainan Provincial Committee of the CPC attended the celebration and delivered speeches.
Mr. Zeng Peiyan remarked that this year’s Forum focused on the theme of “Globalization and Free Trade: the Asian Perspectives”, which is timely and responsive to the concerns of the world. Facing the problems brought about by globalization, the parties should seek practical and constructive solutions to build a 2.0 version of globalization. On behalf of the BFA, he thanked all parties for their support, hoped the parties will continue to take active part in the forum, sharing ideas and recommendations.
Mr. Luo Baoming said that the BFA, focusing on Asia’s development and striving for consensus and cooperation, has gone through an extraordinary journey of 16 years. As the host of the BFA, Hainan province has quickened its pace in opening up, and is building the International Tourism Island and China’s first International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone. He hoped to attract the world’s attention on Hainan’s development by hosting the BFA, and therefore realize common development.
SG Yang Xiuping exchanged views with delegates during the event on topics of Asian regional cooperation and ASEAN-China relations. She said that ACC is ready to enhance coordination with the parties to further deepen ASEAN-China relations.