Beijing, April 30 (Xinhua) - The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) said on Thursday it would not hold its annual conference this year due to the impact of COVID-19 .

"The raging COVID-19 pandemic worldwide is threatening human health and the global economy in response to international efforts to contain the disease and prioritize . the health and safety of all participants, the Board of Directors of the Forum made the difficult decision not holding the annual conference this year, "he said in a statement

The BFA said it would continue the preparation of three major thematic conferences scheduled in the second half of 2020 and organize a Being s activities online to discuss the impact pandemic and explore solutions for recovery

. Founded in 2001, the BFA is a non-profit international organization and non-governmental organization committed to the promotion of regional and unite economic integration of Asian countries closer to their development goals. End Follow on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.ChinaNews application downloads

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