The Second Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation will be held in Beijing from April 25 to 27, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced at a press briefing on Friday.
With the theme of “Belt and Road Cooperation, Shaping a Brighter Shared Future,” the second BRF aims to bring about high-quality cooperation under the Belt and Road framework.
More side events are planned for this year’s forum, including 12 sub-forums focusing on practical cooperation. Also, a conference will be organised specifically for the business community for the first time.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony and deliver a keynote speech, Wang said.
A total of 37 heads of state or government and other leaders from Austria, Egypt, Italy and Laos will attend the forum. France, Germany, the UK, Spain, Japan, South Korea and the EU will send high-level representatives to the forum.