Xi Jinping delivers speech on Beijing initiative

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China's President Xi Jinping delivers his speech at a plenary session during the Asian Africa Conference in Jakarta on April 22, 2015. Asian and African leaders have gathered in Indonesia this week to mark 60 years since a landmark conference that helped forge a common identity among emerging states, but analysts say big-power rivalries will overshadow proclamations of solidarity. AFP PHOTO / POOL / BEAWIHARTA China’s President Xi Jinping delivers his speech at a plenary session during the Asian Africa Conference in Jakarta on April 22, 2015. Asian and African leaders have gathered in Indonesia this week to mark 60 years since a landmark conference that helped forge a common identity among emerging states, but analysts say big-power rivalries will overshadow proclamations of solidarity. AFP PHOTO / POOL / BEAWIHARTA

Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a speech at the Asian-African summit, with the aim of carrying on the Bandung Spirit and promoting the common development of the two vibrant continents.

“The deepening cooperation of Asian and African countries could generate a ‘one plus one is more than two’ effect. We need to stick to the spirit of mutual benefits, win-win results, and mutual development. We need to deepen regional and cross-regional cooperation and promote liberalization of trade and investment,” Xi said.

President Xi Jinping arrived in Indonesia Wednesday for the Asian-African summit and commemorative activities for the historic 1955 Bandung Conference.

During his two-day visit, President Xi will hold bilateral and multilateral meetings with other leaders and attend events marking the 60th anniversary of the first major Asian-African conference, in the city where it all started, Bandung.

Report filed by Xinhua