Khaqan likely to attend Bao Forum in China

khaqan-likely-attend-bao-forum-chinaKhaqan likely to attend Bao Forum in China

BEIJING (web desk) : Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will attend the Boao Forum along with top leaders from China, Philippines and Singapore, China State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday.

China is expected to unveil new measures on reform and opening up at the annual forum, Wang told a news briefing in Beijing.

Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver a keynote speech at the forum, which is known as Asia’s Davos. The forum will be held in China’s southern island province of Hainan from April 8 to 11.

Chinese leaders have pledged to roll out fresh market-opening measures this year, which marks the 40th anniversary of China’s landmark economic reforms and opening up under former leader Deng Xiaoping.

President Xi will make “the most authoritative interpretation” on reforms and opening up, Wang said.

“People will hear a series of new important measures on reforms and opening up,” he said.

Other attendees include Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh, Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

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