Uzbek President to attend Belt and Road Forum in China

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( -- President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will take part in the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Wang Yi.

Chinese Minister said that at the invitation of President Xi Jinping, 28 heads of state and government have confirmed to attend the forum so far. He said that President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev is among them.

Wang Yi said that the BRF will be held in Beijing from May 14 to 15. President of China Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony and chair the leaders’ roundtable.

The leaders’ roundtable summit will be held on 15 May. At present, besides 28 heads of state and government confirming to attend the forum, there are officials, scholars, entrepreneurs and people from financial institutions and media from 110 countries, and 89 principals and representatives from 61 international organizations also affirming their attendance. Among them, UN Secretary General António Guterres, President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde will attend the roundtable summit at invitation. Over 1200 representatives will attend the forum.

Wang Yi pointed out that this forum will focus on achieving outcomes in four aspects. Firstly, pool more consensus. Documents will be issued on leaders' roundtable summit to further identify goals and principles for cooperation, and deepen the implementation of docking strategies. In the meantime, taking this forum as an opportunity, all parties will expand cooperation consensus, identify cooperation goals and specify cooperation measures. It is expected that China will negotiate and sign cooperation documents with nearly 20 countries and over 20 international organizations.

Secondly, identify cooperation directions. All parties will negotiate and determine important bilateral and multi-lateral cooperation fields for the next stage, draw up cooperation plans for the next 5 years or longer, and specify the detailed action plans. It is estimated that relevant Chinese departments will work with their counterparts of relevant countries to formulate nearly 20 action plans.

Thirdly, push forward the implementation of projects. Each side will further clear and align key cooperation projects, lay down project list of all fields, ensure the implementation of all projects, transform leaders' political consensus into execution for specific projects and translate the consensus into the practice of improving the basic necessities of life of common people and into the development focus of all countries.

Fourthly, improve supporting system. China will discuss with all sides to introduce a series of significant policies and measures including completing and strengthening financial cooperation mechanism, constructing comprehensive service platforms in science, technology, and environmental protection as well as other fields and enhancing exchange and training of professional talents of every domain. Relevant institutions of China are discussing to introduce more supportive measures.

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