|Wang Yi: We Start a New Journey in Belt and Road Cooperation, One of High-Quality Development|
On January 20, 2020, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at the 2020 New Year Reception of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we hosted a successful second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, at which 283 cooperation deliverables were reached and an initiative to jointly build a global partnership on connectivity was announced. This marked the start of a new journey in Belt and Road cooperation, one of high-quality development. In 2019, another 16 countries and international organizations signed Belt and Road cooperation agreements with China, bringing the total number of such documents to over 200. Steady progress was made in such major projects as the China-Laos Railway, the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway, the Budapest-Belgrade Railway, the Mombasa-Nairobi Railway, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor. We will step up the implementation of the outcomes of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, pursue open, green and clean cooperation and adopt a high-standard, people-centered and sustainable approach.