Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the 1st World Science and Technology Development Forum that opened Wednesday in Beijing.
Xi said in the letter that the new round of sci-tech revolution and industrial transformation has a profound impact on the evolution of human civilization and the development of the global governance system.
"Promoting sustainable development with sci-tech innovation has become the way that we must take to solve some important global issues of common concern," Xi said.
Xi stressed that China has always upheld openness and cooperation, integrating the UN sustainable development agenda with its own development strategy and national conditions, in order to achieve higher quality, more efficient, fairer and more sustainable development.
Xi expressed the hope that the forum will help scientists, educators and entrepreneurs from different countries build consensus, exchange ideas and deepen cooperation, so as to contribute wisdom and strength to building a community with a shared future for humanity.
(Source: Xinhua, October 16, 2019)