China concludes One Belt One Road Forum with consensus on international cooperation

BEIJING – China”s first international Belt and Road Forum has concluded here with a consensus on the global initiative.

About 30 heads of states and governments, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, and representatives of world organizations, adopted a joint statement on Monday and issued a list of results.

The two-day meeting, the major event on the Belt and Road Initiative Forum since Xi proposed it first in 2013, is also considered the largest and highest-level international meeting held in China.

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According to the host president, those attending the meeting agreed that they will arouse international cooperation on the development of the Belt and Road initiative, in which the challenges facing the world economy will be jointly discussed.

Xi stated today during the closing speech of the summit that the leaders supported closer coordination in economic policy and a more powerful synergy of their development strategies, in an effort to achieve systematic and interconnected progress.

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He also called for the transformation of consensus into action and for new results in practical cooperation.

The president emphasized that the strategy presents an open and inclusive platform for development, in which all countries can participate, contribute and benefit equally.

As relevant information, about 68 countries and international organizations have signed cooperation agreements with China under the Initiative.