Wang Jiarui: The Silk Road project should meet the interests of its member states

21 September 2015

BEIJING (BelTA) – The development of the new Silk Road project should take into account the interests of all the participating states, said Wang Jiarui, the Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the Minister of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, at the opening ceremony of the Media Cooperation Forum One Belt, One Road on 21 September, BelTA informs.

Partaking in the event are leading mass media from Belarus, Russia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Tajikistan. The forum has gathered about 170 media representatives from almost 60 countries in Beijing.

“The Silk Road Economic Belt concept is based on mutually beneficial and peaceful cooperation, the exchange of technologies and best practices in various sectors. The implementation of the Chinese initiative One Belt, One Road is an attempt to expand influence, make amendments to the present world order or lobby the interests of one country or a group of countries. It is aimed at the implementation of common interests of the world community,” Wang Jiarui stressed.

The official also confirmed China's determination to stay committed to its policy of openness aimed at attracting foreign investment and advanced technology.

“The One Belt, One Road initiative is an important foundation of this policy of openness. The objective and comprehensive media support of the construction process of the new Silk Road is of fundamental importance,” Wang Jiarui added.

The Silk Road Economic Belt is a project to create a transport, energy and trade corridor between the countries of Central and South Asia and Europe. The idea of the project was voiced by Chinese President Xi Jinping in September 2013.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus