Xi Jinping attended the closing ceremony of BRICS Business Forum and delivered a speech
Xinhua News Agency, Brasilia, November 13 (Reporter Pei Jianrong, Yang Yijun) on November 13, local time, the closing ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum was held in Brasilia. President Xi Jinping attended and delivered a speech. Brazilian President Bosonaro, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South African President Ramaphosa attended the closing ceremony.
Xi Jinping pointed out: over the past period of time, many new changes have taken place in the world situation, which are full of opportunities as well as challenges. The momentum of the new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial change has been gradually released, opening up a new world for the progress of productive forces and economic and social development. At the same time, protectionism and hegemonism are moving against the current, hitting international trade and investment and aggravating the downward pressure on the world economy. If enterprises have confidence, the market will have vitality. It is hoped that friends from the industrial and commercial circles will seize the opportunities, meet the challenges, continue to give full play to their respective advantages, actively participate in and promote economic cooperation among the BRICS countries, actively invest and start businesses in the BRICS countries, and make tangible contributions to promoting growth and creating jobs.
Xi Jinping pointed out that the BRICS New Industrial Revolution Partnership is an important starting point for BRICS economic cooperation in the next stage. We should dare to try first, combine enterprise cooperation with the partnership of the new industrial revolution, and strive to produce more outstanding achievements in the fields of innovation, digital economy, and green economy, so as to help the economies of the five countries achieve high-quality development.
Xi Jinping pointed out: at present, economic globalization is facing headwinds. It is necessary to find out the difficulties and pain points hindering the economic and trade investment of various countries, and put forward practical solutions to help the government better understand the demands of the industry and the market, and improve the level of decision-making.
Xi Jinping stressed: China's development is an opportunity for the world. Facing the future, China's determination to open wider to the outside world has not changed, and the long-term trend of China's economy has not changed. We will further open up the market, expand imports, constantly improve the business environment, and create better conditions for the development of enterprises. The joint construction of "Belt and Road Initiative" has entered a new stage of high-quality development, and it is hoped that entrepreneurs will seize the opportunity, actively participate, and reap more results of cooperation.
About 600 representatives from the business community of the BRICS countries attended the closing ceremony.
In the evening, Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan attended a welcoming banquet held by Bosonaro and his wife for the BRICS leaders' meeting and watched a literary and artistic performance.
Ding Xuexiang, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi and he Lifeng attended the above activities.