KUWAIT: Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi said on Wednesday the just concluded Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation outlined the roadmap for the success of the Belt and Road Initiative and pointed a clear way for future cooperation. Yang said in an interview that the forum, which was held in Beijing on Sunday and Monday, clarified an assortment of projects that would be implemented within the framework of the initiative.
The forum yielded a list of outcomes, which included 76 consensuses comprising more than 270 detailed results in five key areas, namely policy, infrastructure, trade, financial and people-to-people connectivity. “The grand blueprint of the Initiative is being converted into a clear roadmap,” said Yang.
Yang said forum was the largest multilateral diplomatic activity that was proposed and held by China since the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The forum sent a positive signal for all parties to work together to build a community of shared future, which would be extremely important for China and the world. Yang said that China did not have selfish motives nor pursue selfish interests, and hosted the forum with an open, inclusive, democratic and transparent attitude. He said the forum consisted of an opening ceremony, a round-table summit and high-level meetings to ensure all parties had the opportunity to fully take part in the forum.
Yang said he believes the broad and in-depth participation of all parties involved into the initiative will contribute hugely to China and world development. Twenty-nine foreign heads of state and government attended the forum.
Other delegates included officials, entrepreneurs, financiers and media from over 130 countries and regions, which are home to more than two thirds of the world’s population and their combined gross domestic product accounts for 90 percent of the world’s total.