Days ago, we enjoyed our traditional Chinese Mid-autumn Festival moon-cakes, now in this moon-lit evening with charming breeze and stars, we are with great happiness celebrating the 64th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Ever since October 1, 1949 when New China was founded, the Chinese people by meeting numerous challenges and with hard work and courage, have brought about gigantic success and progress in our national reconstruction and development for our most beautiful homeland. We are very proud of that.
At this joyous moment, good news in China-Jordan relationship keep coming. HM King Abdullah II paid a successful and fruitful state visit to China in mid-September and attended the first China-Arab States Expo in Ningxia. This is HM's first visit since 2008 and the 7th since his ascendance to the throne. The visit elevates Sino-Jordan friendly relations to an unprecedented new high with far-reaching historical significance. It serves as a great push for the friendly ties of our two peoples
Let me share with you a bit about the visit. In Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping held a great summit with HM. Both leaders highly appreciated Sino-Jordan friendly relationship and map out strategic vision for future development, which infused enormous vigor to a broader and deeper bilateral relationship. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Chairman of National Committee of CPPCC Yu Zhengsheng met HM respectively. They exchanged ideas in depth on promoting friendly, practical exchanges and cooperation in all fields at different levels. China and Jordan have also signed a number of agreements in fields of energy, information, communication technology, power generation, trade, media, economic and technological cooperation and local sister-city ties. Our two sides reached in addition agreements on strengthening exchanges and cooperation between parliaments, and in cultural, educational, humanity and health fields. All those greatly promoted our mutually beneficial cooperation.
The visit clearly indicated that under the leadership of our top leaders and with our joint efforts, Sino-Jordan relationship enjoys solid political foundation and great potential for further development, for which we are full of confidence. Every progress in our relationship embodies relentless endeavors. Today, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the leaders and friends here tonight, and the peoples and countries you represent. My thanks also go for the overseas Chinese, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan compatriots for all your caring, real support and assistance.
We highly appreciate that under the leadership of HM King Abdullah II, the Jordanian government and people always show your sympathy and support for China's modernization drive, our endeavors in safeguarding national sovereignty and dignity, maintaining territory integrity and national unity. We highly appreciate Jordan's constructive efforts in and contribution to promoting peace, stability and security in the region and the world at large. We the Chinese people will continue to participate actively in the development of Jordan and other countries in the region for common progress. China will firmly stand by the just cause of the Palestinian and Arab people to restore their legitimate national rights. We will further promote world stability and development and the establishment of a harmonious world that is peaceful, prosperous, and cooperative.
China will continue to march forward with unity, steadiness and strength. In this process, we will as always attach great importance to the friendly exchanges and cooperation with the rest of the world. At present, mankind is facing new opportunities and challenges for peace, development and progress. China's reform and development is entering into a new phase. The new Chinese leadership and government are determined to unite our people as one to strive for the realization of the Chinese Dream, a dream of great rejuvenation.
According to the targets set by the 18th National Congress of CPC, China's GDP in 2020 is expected to reach $16 trillion, GDP per capita is about to exceed $10000, and China's total foreign trade volume is to surpass $5 trillion. Great opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation between China and the rest of the world including Jordan are there in store. China will continue to deepen our reform, open wider to the outside world and vigorously promote transformation of development mode. We will work with our partners and friends to overcome difficulties and meet common challenges. China will surely make its due contribution for world peace and common prosperity.
Let us march hand in hand and strive for a brighter future for Sino-Jordan relationship and world peace and development. May an ever-lasting friendship between China and Jordan, and health and happiness to all of you.