Maritime Silk Road Forum lauds Pakistan’s leading role in global connectivity plan

BEIJING, Dec 5 (INP): The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Forum held in the Chinese city Zhuhai, Guangdong province appreciated Pakistan for expending all-out cooperation in making the China’s initiative of global connectivity successful.


The smooth implementation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, that is pilot and major project of the Belt and Road Initiative has set the tone, giving rise to global cooperation while strictly following the policy of win-win situation.


According to the Chinese media’s reports on Tuesday, the event drew attention to city’s key role and its growing influence along the development of Belt and Road routes.

Guangdong province, where China’s opening-up policy was first implemented, has established a closer relationship with Belt and Road Initiative-related countries and regions in terms of foreign trade, investment, technology, culture and tourism.

Officials, academics entrepreneurs and media leaders reached that consensus when attending Forum . Shen Haixiong, head of the Guangdong Provincial Publicity Department, said the province has attached great importance to cultural exchanges and cooperation over the years, which has enhanced understanding and trust in the global community.

The provincial government launched a series of tours and exhibitions to Russia, Germany and Belgium earlier this year to display Guangdong-branded products, such as drones, virtual reality devices and smart home appliances, to promote cultural and trade exchanges.

“Enterprises in Guangdong province are actively participating in the Belt and Road Initiative and pursuing overseas markets, which not only promotes their transformation and upgrade, but also instills new energy into Guangdong’s open economy,” said Zhang Jincheng, a research center official of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, or SASAC.

Bernard Dewit, chairman of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, said the Belt and Road Initiative has the potential not only to benefit its neighboring countries but also to bring new opportunities to the European economy, such as improving employment, increasing wealth and promoting development.