Mr. Lu Jianzhong is to attend Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing
17 Apr 2017


According to Beijing Xinhua News Agency April 14, the first Belt and Road Forum is scheduled to be held in Beijing from May 14 to 15.


More than 20 heads of state and government, over 50 leaders of international organizations, 100 ministerial-level officials, as well as 1,200 delegates from various countries and regions will participate in the forum. And local authorities and enterprises are already eager to see what opportunities will be created by the upcoming forum.


Lu Jianzhong, Chairman of Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC), will attend the forum.


He said infrastructure building, trade and investment, financial support, and personnel exchange are key areas of cooperation under the framework of Belt and Road.


He hopes that the forum will offer a platform where nations can freely discuss policies that will facilitate international trade, cooperation and cultural exchanges.


The Belt and Road Initiative has boosted trade and investment between China and countries along the routes and offered a solution to global economic difficulties since 2013.


China's combined imports and exports with countries along the Belt and Road topped RMB 6.3 trillion in 2016, up 0.6 percent from 2015, according to China's Ministry of Commerce.