The BelCCI Chairman V.Ulakhovich takes part in the Belt & Road Forum for Regional Cooperation and Development at the Great Stone Industrial Park



Date: 02 July 2019

The Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vladimir Ulakhovich took part in Belt & Road Forum for Regional Cooperation and Development hosted by the China-Belarus Industrial Park "Great Stone".

The Forum has been organized by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China. Co-organizers are the BelCCI, Great Stone Industrial Park Administration, the National Agency for Investment and Privatization, Industrial Park Development Company.

Welcoming remarks at the Forum opening were made by Nikolai Snopkov, Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus, Mr He Wei, Deputy Chairman of the All-China Committee of the People's Political Advisory Council of the People's Republic of China, Dmitry Krutoy, the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Belarus, Mr Qian Ke Min, Deputy Minister of Commerce of China, Maksim Ermolovich, the Minister of Finance of Belarus, Mattia Romani, Managing Director for Economy, Politics and Management of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development.

In total, the forum gathered about 500 participants from Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Germany, Israel, China, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Estonia, and other countries.

The key topic of the forum was Great Stone Industrial Park – Global Opportunities. It is the first large-scale event held in the park in continuation of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, which took place in Beijing in April 2019.

The forum's program was rather extensive. The plenary session focused on participation of countries in the Belt and Road initiative. Four panel sessions were held to discuss innovative development and new technologies, transport and logistics systems, prospects of cooperation with financial institutions, and the development of the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone as a smart ecocity.

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