On the morning of 5th March the work of the first session of the XIII National People’s Congress (NPC) “the Chinese national legislature”, began at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, attended by all the accredited diplomatic missions and international organisations in the People’s Republic of China, among them, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Embassy.
The Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, who was in charge of the opening ceremony in the name of the State Council, presented a report on the work carried out by the Government in the last five years, and on proposals to be executed.
According to the report, in the last five years Chinas economic power has moved up a level. GDP has increased at an annual average of 7.1%, and its specific weighting in relation to the global economy has risen to 15%, contributing more than 30% to its growth.
We shall take part energetically in the reforms and improvements to global governance, and we will work towards the construction of an open global economy. We must promote the coordination and cooperation among large countries, strengthen good neighbourliness and friendship between adjacent countries, and develop together and consolidate our unity and cooperation with other developing countries”, he declared.
In addition, the Prime Minister assured that, As hosts we shall bring to a successful conclusion various diplomatic activities, among them the Annual Conference of the BOAO Forum for Asia, the Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, and the Summit of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum. We shall continue to play our role of large responsible country in the resolution of complex international and regional problems. It is necessary to perfect the system which guarantees the security of our interests abroad”,
This first session of the XIII National People’s Congress (NPC) will last for 15 and a half days. In addition to reviewing reports, including one on the work of the Government, the deputies will look at a draft review of the Constitution, a preliminary Supervision Law, and an plan to reform the institutions of the State Council. The representatives will also select the members of state bodies.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea