UN Secretary-General speaks of benefits of Belt & Road Initiative
2017-05-14 20:10 GMT+811km to Beijing
By CGTN's Tian Wei, Cao Tiantian, Yu Zheng
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres credited the Belt and Road Initiative on Sunday as a “win-win situation” with many beneficiaries as the Belt and Road Forum kicked off in Beijing.
In an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the Forum, Guterres told CGTN’s Tian Wei: "It's obviously to promote Chinese investment, Chinese trade, Chinese wealth." But he added, "you try to make others rich, (but you) also become richer doing that. That's easily a win-win situation."
Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary-General talks in an exclusive interview with CGTN in Beijing on May 14, 2017. /CGTN Photo
Guterres, who took over the helm of the UN in January, said he was up to the challenge of making the UN relevant in a dramatically changing world through reform and promised to work to win the trust of member states.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (1L) with CGTN's Tian Wei (1M) /CGTN Photo
He also emphasized the role the media plays in promoting understanding of China and the world. In a message to CGTN, he wrote: "I pay tribute to all women and men working in CGTN and helping all of us to understand the new China that has today the responsibilities of a leading country in today's world."
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres handwrites a sentence for CGTN. /CGTN Photo