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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers his speech during the welcoming banquet for the Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers his speech during the welcoming banquet for the Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
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Paolo Raffone, the secretary general of the CIPI Foundation, says Chinese President Xi Jinping’s call for free trade and open world economy is a positive gesture for the future of global collaborations.

This is something very important because it is for the first time since World War II that we hear going back to a dynamic of cooperation instead of confrontation. Let us hope and believe this would be implemented. Many parties to that agreement favor a successful outcome.