ooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' meeting.In a keynote speech delivered Saturday at

ness Association, sa▓id this year's meeting was held amid a sluggish▓ global economic growth and increasing uncertainties for ▓global trade.Under such circumstances, Xi's call for supporting a multilateral trade system and▓ an earlier establishment of the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific is of special importance, said Lee.Lee applauded Xi's emphasis on breaking ▓bottlenecks in regional connectivity and his pledge to seek synergy in development strategi▓es and cooperation initiatives with relevant parties.Infrastructure is of great significance to economic growth. Without the connectivity of infrastructure, it is difficult to achieve any goal, Lee said.Meanwhile, Xi's emphasis on opening-up was welcomed by Li Zhuohui, an Indonesian political analyst.Xi's pledge to pursue an opening-up strategy with greater resolve would provide extensive opportunities to bu▓siness communities around the globe and add dynamic impetus to world economy, and it also r▓eflects China'

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s willingness to achieve win-win cooperation with other countries, Li said.Enrique Posada, direc▓tor of the Asia Pacific Virtual Research Center▓ at Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Colombia, told Xinhua that Xi's speech, underlining an open and integrated economy, connectivity and innovation, has a global vision."Even though the domestic p▓eace process is currently the focus of the Colombian government, academia and the agricultural sector in Colom