Vice Premier Liu Yandong made a keynote speech at the ceremony. China has contributed the “China’s power” to building up stronger defense wall for global public health security, and hoped to strengthen cooperation with the international community and contribute more “China’s wisdom” to human health, she said. The health cooperation reflected the people's desire for a healthy life and an important content of the “Belt and Road” Initiative. President Xi Jinping proposed to join hands to build a "Health Silk Road". China welcomes the active participation of other countries across the world in deepening the international cooperation in medical and health care. She put forward four suggestions: Deepening joint efforts in prevention and control, strengthening dialogue on policies, promoting innovation and cooperation, and advocating mutual learning. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Executive Director Michel Sidibé also delivered speeches respectively, speaking highly of and giving support to the development of the “Belt and Road” and “Health Silk Road”.