Vaira Vike-Freiberga’s Statement on the Imperial Springs International Forum

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of China’s opening up and reform process, the 2018 Imperial Springs International Forum (ISIF) under the theme of “Advancing Reform and Opening-Up, Promoting Win-Win Cooperation” occurred in Guangdong on December 10-11th with the presence of Vice-President of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Qishan and around 30 prominent leaders, distinguished experts from over the world.

“I am proud to report that the 2018 Imperial Springs International Forum (ISIF) was a great success.” This is an official statement from Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of the World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid and former President of Latvia, on the 2018 Imperial Springs International Forum

The Imperial Springs International Forum has become an important platform for dialogue between China and the rest of the world, where leaders and experts constructively discuss ways to enhance global governance.

The Forum was jointly organized by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), the People´s Government of Guangdong Province, the Australia China Friendship Association (ACFEA), and the World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid. The event left the attendees impressed by its dialogue.

“I strongly believe that in our global system, it is important for China to understand more about the world and our partners, and also for the world to understand China,” said Dr. Chau Chak Wing, Chair of the Asia-Pacific Region World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid President’s Circle.

“As an Australian businessman doing business in China, I am proud to play a role in supporting the ‘opening up’ of China as it means more opportunities for Australia and the world.” He added.