Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the opening of the Global Health Forum of Boao Forum for Asia.
The forum opened Tuesday in the city of Qingdao, eastern China's Shandong Province.
Noting that good health for everyone is the common aspiration of mankind and a key part of the building of a community with a shared future for humanity, Xi said advancing the global health cause is also important in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Xi said the forum is an important effort in promoting the common development and people's well-being in Asia and around the world, to which the Boao Forum for Asia has been committed.
Xi expressed his hope that the event would help pool strength from all sides, build consensus, enhance exchanges, advance the global health cause and the health sector, and promote international health cooperation, so as to contribute to promoting the health of humanity.