- On June 20, 2017
On 14 and 15 of May, The Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation was successfully held in Beijing. This international gathering brought together 29 heads of state and government, and 1,500 representatives from over 130 countries and 70 international organizations.
The participation of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his delegation fully showcased Sri Lankan Government’s commitment for the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative and the summit, itself. In the lovely season of early summer when every living thing was full of energy, distinguished guests and great minds gathered together, jointly pursuing BRI, a project of the century and made fruitful outcomes.
Before and during the BRF, national governments, local authorities and enterprises reached a number of cooperation agreements, policy measures and practical results including 76 items comprised of more than 270 concrete agreements in five key areas, namely policy, infrastructure, trade, financial and people-to-people connectivity.