Your Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China,
Distinguished Heads of State and Government,
Ladies and Gentlemen, all protocol observed,
I am honoured to be with all of you today.
This Forum on China-Africa Cooperation is an embodiment of two major priorities of the United Nations: to pursue fair globalization and to promote development that leaves no one behind in the context of a rules-based system of international relations supported by strong multilateral institutions.