（中外新闻社 中外新闻网 北京报道）3月16日，十三届全国人大一次会议正在进行中。16日晚上，中外新闻社在北京国家会议中心（APEC主会场）举办中外新闻社创立17周年庆典、2017《中外新闻》时代新闻人物、《中外新闻》2017“推动一带一路国际合作杰出贡献奖”颁奖典礼。中共中央对外联络部原副部长李北海，中共中央宣传部新闻出版局副局长张凡，国家水利部财务司司长裴洪志，公安部华盛音像出版社社长郑焰巍，公安部金盾影视中心主任马玉宝，国家发改委一带一路研究院院长田青，中央电视台军事频道中心总监黄齐国，北京大学附属中学党委书记王亚章及斯洛伐克等多国大使出席。缅甸、巴基斯坦、马耳他、塔吉克斯坦四国驻华大使荣获《中外新闻》2017“推动一带一路国际合作杰出贡献”奖。
March 16th, during the national congresses in Beijing, Home and Abroad News Press hosted the 17th Anniversary Ceremony and Award Ceremony of the 2017 “News Person of the Year” and the 2017 “Outstanding Contributions to theBelt and Road International Cooperation” at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing. The Former Vice Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee Mr. Li Beihai, the Former Deputy Secretary of Publication Bureau of the CPC Central Committee Mr. Zhang Fan, the Finance Director of National Ministry of water resources, Mr. Pei Hongzhi, the Director of Ministry of public security Huasheng publishing house, Mr. Zheng Ranwei, the Director of Ministry of public security Jindun Film and Television Center, Mr. Ma Yubao, the Dean of The Belt and Road Research Institute of the national development and Reform Commission, Mr. Tian Qing,CCTV director of military channel, General Huang Qiguo and many foreign ambassadors and envoys attended the event. The ambassadors of Myanmar, Pakistan, Malta and Tajikistan to China received the “Home and Abroad News Press - 2017 Outstanding Contributions to the Belt and Road International Cooperation” awards.
"The Belt and Road Initiative" is based on the principles of common development, common construction and common sharing to create an open, inclusive, balanced and benefit-to-all regional economic cooperation framework. "The Belt and Road" will soar with the Chinese dream and the world dream to build a community of shared interests, destiny and responsibility featuring mutual political trust, economic integration and cultural inclusiveness.
Ambassador of Myanmar Mr. Thit Linn Ohn attaches great importance to China’s "One Belt and One Road" initiative. He personally translated relevant legal documents of China’s "One Belt and One Road" initiative into Burmese and asked the domestic experts to study this opportunity for the potential benefits to Myanmar. He wrote a number of feasibility reports to introduce and analyze the economic corridor between Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar. When Chinese enterprises encountered difficulties in Myanmar, he tried his best to solve the problems. With his efforts, the first 8 months of 2017, the bilateral trade volume between Myanmar and China made over $7 billion USD. China becomes the biggest trading partner and largest investment source country to Myanmar.
As an all-weather strategic partner, Pakistan responded positively to the Belt and Road Initiative and one of the flagship projects is the “China and Pakistan Economic Corridor”. During the “Belt and Road”construction, the “China and Pakistan Economic Corridor” is considered as the major project with the earliest start, fastest progress and most effective. The Pakistan ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. Masood Khalid actively promoted the projects. In 2017, the two countries made detailed plans to construct the corridor and ensure the “1+4” cooperation foundation including energy, infrastructure, Gwadar Port and other industrial cooperation projects.
As an island country in the center of the Mediterranean, Malta can play a great role in the 21st century Maritime Silk Road. Malta is a member of the European Union. Chinese enterprises come to Malta and Europe, and they can enter the European market through Malta. The "Belt and Road Initiative" integrates China with the whole world, Malta can serve as an important bridge connecting Chinese of southern Europe and North Africa.Malta ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. John Aquilina, actively promoted the “Belt and Road” international cooperation. Malta utilizes its own strengths and learn from China’s experience to constantly improve the level of cooperation between the two countries.
Tajikistan is one of the first countries to sign “The Memorandum of Understanding on Promoting the Construction of the Economic Belt of the Silk Road”.the Tajikistan ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. DavlatzodaParviz, said that the “Belt and Road Initiative” provided diversified directions for Tajikistan and Chinese economic development in the sectors of transportation, communications, energy, industry and such. Tajikistan ambassador Parviz fully supports the various projects of “Silk Road Economic Belt”. Tajikistan is a landlocked country connecting the sea, the Europe and the world economy with new opportunities.
中共中央对外联络部原副部长李北海，联合国国际合作协调局副局长兼新闻部部长、中外新闻社总裁韦燕在分别为缅甸、巴基斯坦、马耳他、塔吉克斯坦四国驻华大使颁发《中外新闻》2017“推动一带一路国际合作杰出贡献奖”奖项。巴基斯坦大使馆新闻文化参赞Mrs. FIRDOUS HINA、塔吉克斯坦大使馆参赞Mr. SOBIRZODA SHUHRAT 在当晚颁奖晚会代表大使上台领奖。
Former Vice Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee Mr. Li Beihai and the Deputy Director of United Nation International Cooperation and Coordination, the President of Home and Abroad News Press, Mrs. Wei Yan awarded the honor of “2017 Outstanding Contributions to the Belt and Road International Cooperation” to the prize winners. The press and cultural councilor of Pakistan embassy Mrs. HinaFirdous and the councilor of Tajikistan embassy Mr. SobirzodaShuhrat received the awards on behalf of the ambassadors.