On March 25, 2017, President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2017.
Xi Jinping pointed out that based on Asia and facing the world, the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) has played an important role in gathering Asian consensus, advancing Asian cooperation and promoting Asian influence since its establishment 16 years ago. As the host, China is glad to see the achievement of the Forum and thanks former members of the BFA Board of Directors and Council of Advisors, as well as people from all walks of life for their contributions.
Xi Jinping stressed that the theme for this year's BFA annual meeting is Globalization & Free Trade: The Asian Perspectives, which reflects the attention on economic globalization paid by the international community, especially Asian countries. It is hoped that the attending guests could draw on collective wisdom and absorb all useful ideas, and pool their wisdom and efforts to solve the prominent problems faced by the world and regional economy, so as to jointly push forward a more dynamic, inclusive and sustainable process of economic globalization.