Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
Xi Jinping said Sunday the Belt and Road should be built into a road for peace, a road ofprosperity, a road of opening-up, a road ofinnovation and a road connecting different civilizations.
The Belt and Road Initiative is "a project of the century" that will benefit people across the world.
The ancient silk routes embody the spirit of "peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit".
"The ancient silk routes thrived in times of peace, but lost vigor in times of war. The pursuit of the Belt and Road Initiative requires a peaceful and stable environment."
"We should foster a new type of international relations featuring win-win cooperation; and we should forge partnerships of dialogue with no confrontation and of friendship rather than alliance."
Xi Jinping said that the pursuit of the Belt and Road Initiative is not meant to reinvent the wheel. "Rather, it aims to complement the development strategies of countries involved by leveraging their comparative strengths."
"All countries, from either Asia, Europe, Africa or the Americas, can be international cooperation partners of the Belt and Road Initiative."
小知识： So far, the initiative has won support from more than 100 countries and international organizations, of which over 40 have signed cooperation agreements with China.
（A long journey can be covered only by taking one step at a time.）
（The Pyramid was built by piling one stone on another.）
欧洲也有句话：“伟业非一日之功。”（Rome wasn't built in a day.）
The Belt and Road Initiative is a greatundertaking which requires dedicated efforts. Let us pursue this undertaking step by step, and deliver outcome one by one. By doing so, we will bring true benefit to both the world and all our people.