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    Leaders of 16 Nations Expected at China BFA Annual Conference

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    The March 26-29 conference in the southern Chinese city of Boao comprises 77 official events devoted to economic cooperation, technical innovation, political security and social welfare under the headline, “Asia's New Future: Towards a Community of Common Destiny.”

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The 2015 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference opening ceremony will be attended by 16 world leaders, including event host Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to the forum website.

    The organizers expect more than 2,000 delegates from political, business, academic and media circles to attend the event. Among them will be 80 officials and 65 heads of Fortune 500 companies.

    The March 26-29 conference in the southern Chinese city of Boao comprises 77 official events devoted to economic cooperation, technical innovation, political security and social welfare under the headline, “Asia's New Future: Towards a Community of Common Destiny.”

    Ahead of the forum, China underlined in a statement that it hopes “the annual conference will build up solidarity and cooperation among Asian countries and promote economic integration in the region.”

    The hosts stressed that the conference would increase interest in quickly expanding the so-called Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road thereby increasing cooperation between Asia and the rest of the world.

    The Boao Forum For Asia, initiated in 1998 by leaders of the Philippines, Australia and Japan, was first held in 2001.

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