President Xi Jinping gives the keynote speech at the opening of the International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 in Beijing's Yanqing district on Sunday. (FENG YONGBIN/CHINA DAILY)
He encourages joint efforts to take on global environmental problems
China is ready to work with other countries to build a better community with a shared future for mankind, President Xi Jinping said on Sunday.
Xi made the remarks during the opening ceremony of the International Horticultural Exhibition held beside the Great Wall in Beijing's Yanqing district.
"In the face of environmental challenges, all countries are in a community with interlinked destinies, and no country is immune," Xi said.
Noting that a beautiful homeland is the shared aspiration of all, Xi called for joint efforts with other nations to address such global problems as climate change and marine pollution.
"Every generation has its own mission. Our efforts to conserve the ecosystem will benefit not only this generation, but many more to come," he said.
During the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation that ended on Saturday, participants agreed to pursue open and green development in Belt and Road cooperation, Xi said.