On May 14, 2018, a meeting for the principal members of the new BFA (Boao Forum for Asia) Board of Directors was held in Beijing. A total of 31 guests participated in the meeting, including H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Chairman of BFA and 8th Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Zhou Xiaochuan, former Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and former governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBC), Mr. Li Baodong, Secretary General of BFA and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister, as well as foreign diplomatic envoys in China, and representatives of international organizations, Chinese and foreign business communities, and academic circles. As a member of the BFA Council of Advisors, Capt. Xu Lirong, Chairman and Party Secretary of COSCO SHIPPING, also attended the meeting and delivered a speech.
Xu said that under the direct guidance of the BFA Board of Directors and Secretariat, COSCO SHIPPING, as a core service provider for the BFA annual conference, has been constantly improving its service guarantee mechanism and scaling up the forum’s supportive infrastructure facilities, with a great sense of responsibility, mission and honor. By doing so, COSCO SHIPPING succeeded in completing its field service tasks for the past annual conferences. As always, COSCO SHIPPING will continue to support the development of BFA by enhancing its service capacity and improving its service quality. As an industry leader, it will make further contributions to promoting the development of BFA toward a more open and innovative Asia, and a more prosperous world.