Chinese vice premier calls for sound, sustainable development in Asia
Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang called for joint efforts to push forward Asia's sound and sustainable development in the wake of complex global situations, as he attended the opening ceremony of the 2012 annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) held on Monday, Xinhua reported.
Asian countries should promote internal drivers of growth and stay open and inclusive so as to achieve sound and sustainable development, Li said in a speech delivered at the ceremony.
Li said Asian countries should also go after mutual benefit and win-win result, promote solidarity and harmony and stay committed to peaceful development in order to achieve the goal.
Among attendants of the annual session are Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Karim Masimov, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Iranian Vice President Mohammad-Javad Mohammadizadeh, Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai.
More than 2,000 government, business and academic leaders from around the globe attended the meeting, which this year adopts the theme "Asia in the Changing World: Moving toward Sound and Sustainable Development."
The three-day forum, which started Sunday, focuses on three key issues this year -- exploring the root source of global economy uncertainty, seeking reform and transformation and Asia's sustainable development.
The forum introduces a wide range of topics, including eurozone debt crises, employment and growth, the reform of the international monetary system and the strategic breakthrough of Asian manufacturing.
A non-governmental and non-profit international organization founded in 2001, BFA has been committed to promoting regional economic integration and bringing Asian countries closer to their development goals.