On November 30, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with the members of World Leadership Alliance who came to China to attend the "Imperial Springs International Forum 2017" at the Great Hall of the People. Dr. Danilo Türk, former President of Slovenia and Senior Fellow of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY), was invited and met by President Xi.
President Xi Jinping meets with the members of World Leadership Alliance
At the meeting, Xi highlighted the principles and propositions of China`s development and China`s participation in global governance, and listened to the speeches made by foreign guests. Xi pointed out that the path of China`s development is the road to socialism with Chinese characteristics. The historic achievements made by China have strengthened our confidence in adhering to the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics, theory, system and culture.
Dr. Danilo Türk is a renowned senior politician, diplomat, jurist and expert in international governance. He has been the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations since 2000 and was selected as the President of the Republic of Slovenia in 2007. He has been working in the United Nations for nearly 30 years, who has visited China many times and has maintained a friendly relationship with Chinese people in various areas such as Global Governance, "Belt and Road" Initiative and the development of the world.
Dr. Danilo Türk was appointed as the senior fellow of RDCY in 2015,who was remarked as the first national head of state to be a Chinese Think Tank researcher in the history. Over the past few yeas he has contributed ideological power to the Think Tanks in China, especially for cooperation, research and promotion of the "Belt and Road" between China and Europe, and received the policy-makers’ approval and international reputation.
After being met by President Xi, Dr. Danilo Türk got back to the RDCY and shared his feelings. He noted that China will surely achieve its great goal under the leadership of President Xi. Thus he has more confidence about the prospect of working in a think tank in China, and will carry out closer and deeper cooperation with RDCY.