Belt And Road Forum For International Cooperation

( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-05-14 15:24:09

The forum, to be held in Beijing from May 14-15, is the highest-level meeting of its kind since the Belt and Road Initiative was proposed in 2013. At the invitation of President Xi Jinping, heads of state and government of 29 countries will attend the forum which will attract 1,500 people, including representatives of more than 70 international organizations and 130 countries.

The forum's aims include pooling knowledge and experience to find new drivers and development paths for the global economy, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a news conference in April. The two-day event will review progress on the construction of the initiative, reach consensus on further cooperation and help the development and structural readjustment of China's economy as well as boost the global economy through greater cooperation.

An opening ceremony will launch the forum followed by a series of high-level meetings and a round table summit. Xi will attend the opening ceremony and preside over the summit. The high-level conference of the forum adopts 1+6 model that includes a high-level plenary meeting and six parallel sessions.

Belt And Road Forum For International Cooperation

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