The 4th Silk Road Economic Belt Cities Cooperation and Development Forum to be held in September
The Fourth Silk Road Economic Belt Cities Cooperation and Development Forum 2016 shall be held in Xinjiang International Convention & Exhibition Center on 22nd and 23rd September, 2016.
The theme of the Forum is“Inheriting the spirit of Silk Road and strengthening pragmatic cooperation”. Its function is to further implement the strategic deployment of the Belt and Road Initiative, to promote the construction of “Five Centers” in the core region of Silk Road Economic Belt, to build an open economic system in Urumqi, to consolidate the achievements gained on the Forum of the past three sessions, to deepen economic and trade cooperation, cultural and people to people exchanges in the cities along the Silk Road.
The aim of the forum is carrying on the Silk Road spirit in “peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning, mutual benefit”, sharing the successful experiences and development opportunities of the cities along the Silk Road; Promoting orderly and free flow of economic factors, highly efficient allocation of resources and deep integration of markets; Encouraging the cites along the Silk Road to achieve the joint development of the economy, society, and people’s livelihood; Carrying out broader and more in-depth regional cooperation of higher standards; Jointly creating an open, inclusive and balanced regional economic cooperation and cultural exchanges architecture that benefits all.
It is introduced that about 100 delegates from 50 overseas cities, about 10 embassy and consulate officials, representatives of chamber or association of commerce from the countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt will be invited to participate in this Forum. Apart from this, representatives, experts and scholars from research institutions from 25 domestic cities along the Silk Road Economic Belt will attend this Forum.
During the period of the Forum, besides the main Forum, representatives present at the meeting will attend a series of activities related to main Forum of the 5th China-Eurasia Expo, and will share the successful experiences and development opportunities of the cities along the Silk Road, as well as present economy and trade exchanges.
Since Sep 2013, President Xi Jinping proposed the strategic conception of co-constructing the Silk Road Economic Belt, which gained active responds from various countries and regions of Asia and Europe, nearly 60 countries have expressed the active involvement and support. The exchanges and cooperation along the economic belt are thriving. Most of all, when the planned co-construct “Belt and Road” vision and action was implemented, the Silk Road Economic Belt conception has moved from consensus towards practice.
The Fourth Silk Road Economic Belt Cities Cooperation and Development Forum inherited and developed a series of important achievements which was gained on the Forum of the past three sessions, and will further strengthen the mutually beneficial cooperation of the cities along the Silk Road Economic Belt. The Forum is co-organized by Urumqi Municipal People's Government and the Foreign Affairs(Overseas Chinese Affairs) Office of the People’s Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.