The 11th National Congress of the Red Cross Society of China opened in Beijing on February 2. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, President of the State and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, met all the delegates in the Great Hall of the People and expressed sincere greetings and warm congratulations to them. He encouraged them to carry forward the spirit of humanity, fraternity and dedication, reform, innovation and work hard and make new and greater contributions to the development of the cause of the Red Cross.
Li Keqiang, Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Premier of the State Council, Wang Huning, Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the Secretariat of the Central Committee participated in the meeting. Wang Qishan, Vice-President of the State, participated in the meeting and attended the opening ceremony of the conference.
At 10 a.m., Xi Jinping came to the North Hall of the Great Hall of the People, and the whole hall was greeted with warm applause. Xi Jinping shook hands with the delegates, talked with them from time to time, and took pictures with them as a souvenir.
Sun Chunlan attended the meeting and delivered speeches on behalf of the Party Central Committee and the State Council at the opening ceremony. She said that since the 10th National Congress of the Red Cross Society of China, under the strong leadership of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as its core, the cause of the Red Cross has made remarkable achievements. Standing at a new starting point, the work of the Red Cross should thoroughly implement Xi Jinping's socialist ideology with Chinese characteristics in the new era, adhere to the leadership of the Party, firmly adhere to the correct direction, rally humanitarian forces, protect life and health, deepen reform and innovation, perform their duties according to law, carry out international assistance, expand non-governmental diplomacy, and strive to contribute to the country and serve its people. People benefit.
The opening ceremony was presided over by Chen Zhu, President of the Red Cross Society of China. Peter Morrel, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, delivered a video address. Francisco Rocca, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, delivered a speech. Li Yufu, First Secretary of the Secretariat of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, delivered a congratulatory speech on behalf of mass organizations. The conference awarded awards to Chinese winners of the 47th Nightingale Medal, and commended 32 advanced collectives and 10 advanced workers of the National Red Cross Society system.
Ding Xuexiang, Yang Jiechi, Huang Kunming and Xiao Jie attended the meeting. Chen Xi, Wang Yong and Wang Yi attended the meeting and attended the opening ceremony.
Source: People's Daily