Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Launching Ceremony of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Belt and Road Initiative and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Share the Opportunities of the Belt and Road Initiative and Create a Splendid Future for the China-UK "Golden Era"
Chairman Faisai Rashid,
High Commissioner Sahebzada Ahmed Khan,
My Lords and MPs,
Ladies and Gentlemen:
It is a real delight to join you to launch the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Belt and Road Initiative and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. I would like to begin by extending my warmest congratulations on this brand new APPG.
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative. Over the past five years, the BRI has carried on the spirit of the ancient Silk Road and yielded fruitful results. The connectivity over land and at sea along these routes has been greatly improved. 103 countries and international organizations have signed 118 cooperation agreements with China on the BRI. This Initiative and its core values have been endorsed by important international mechanisms, such as the UN and G20, in their documents.