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Belt and Road: Golden Key to Practical Cooperation -- The Belt and Road Initiative Cooperation & Development Conference Successfully Held in Lebanon
7 Apr 2017

 

 

 

"The Belt and Road Initiative is a 'golden key' to the Arab region as it aims to replace conflicts with stability, recession with cooperation, and barriers with connectivity. Peoples in the region will be united because of their shared vision in development." Mr. LU said on the Belt and Road Initiative Cooperation & Development Conference in Beirut, Lebanon on April 6th.

 

His Excellency Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Chairman of Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce Mr. LU Jianzhong, Honorary Chairman of General Union of Chambers of Commerce Industry and Agriculture Mr. Adnan Kassar, Chairman Nael Kabariti, and Chairman of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Lebanon Mr. Mohammad Choucair, Honorary Chairman of Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce Mr. Jemal Inaishvili and over 300 guests from business community of China and Lebanon attended the conference and had in-depth discussions around “The role of Lebanon in the Belt and Road”, “Cooperation on infrastructure and investment”, “Banking and financing for the Belt and Road initiative”, “Cooperation on tourism, education and culture” and “Cooperation on imports and trades of joint ventures”.

 

His Excellency Prime Minister Saad Hariri said that “Lebanon sits at the intersection of the East and West. The Belt and Road Initiative provides new opportunities for Lebanon and Lebanon has establish strategic partnership with China. I believe that the Belt and Road create the harmony for different cultures to live together and for joint development.”

 

 

The Silk Road Spirit, which features peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit, is acknowledged in Lebanon, in Arab world, and in international business community.” said LU Jianzhong, “The SRCIC will work with 63 national chambers of commerce, especially with chambers of commerce of Arab region, to use this ‘golden key’ to open the door to resource integration and mechanism innovation, to base ourselves on the Middle East and link Europe with Asia, to enrich the resources of the project pool and fund pool and widen our cooperation. Thus, the Belt and Road projects can take root and benefit peoples along the route, finally revitalize the world economy.”

 

Witnessed by H.E. Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Mr. LU Jianzhong presented the certificate of Honorary Chairman of SRCIC to Mr. Adnan Kassar. And the SRCIC has also signed strategic cooperation agreements with the General Union of Arab Chambers, the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Lebanon and the Fransabank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credit: Mr. LI Liangyong, Director of Xinhua News Agency Beirut Bureau