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Give Full Play to the Leading Advantages of China-Hungary Joint Construction of the Belt and Road Initiative
——Wang Yi Attends the Opening Ceremony of the Second China-Hungary Belt and Road Working Group Meeting

2019-07-12

On July 12, 2019 local time, the second China-Hungary Belt and Road working group meeting was opened in Budapest. State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto of Hungary attended the meeting together.

Wang Yi pointed out in his speech that the joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative is not only a road of cooperation, but also a road of hope. Marked by the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, the joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative stands at a new starting point and draws a new vision. We will stick to the general direction of common development, actively advocate multilateralism, oppose unilateralism and protectionism, and deepen the alignment of development strategies and plans. We will stick to the people-centered principle and focus on the people's livelihood, so that the achievements from the Belt and Road Initiative can better benefit the people of all countries. We will actively forge a global connectivity partnership, improve the level of infrastructure connectivity, and allow more countries to participate in and benefit from global value chains, industrial chains and supply chains. We will follow universally accepted international rules and best practices, push enterprises to conform to international standards, ensure the sustainability of projects, and build a road that facilitates green development, promotes innovation and upholds high ethical standards.

Wang Yi stressed, Hungary is a pioneer in participating in the international cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative. The Belt and Road Initiative has been continuously integrated with Hungary's "Opening to the East" policy. Important progress has been made in the Budapest-Belgrade railway project. We are willing to work with the Hungarian side to give full play to the leading advantages of China and Hungary in the cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative, to promote greater progress in the joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative between China and Europe, and propel common development and progress in the world.

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