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chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-04-20 06:40

Second Belt and Road Forum to kick off in Beijing

Belt and Road-themed flower bed debuts in Beijing on April 18, 2019. [Photo/IC]

The second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held in Beijing from April 25 to 27.

The country will host over 5,000 participants from more than 150 countries, including 37 heads of state or government.

The forum, themed "Belt and Road Cooperation: Shaping a Brighter Shared Future", aims to bring about high-quality cooperation under the initiative.

President Xi Jinping will deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the forum, and chair the leaders' round-table summit.

Trade volume between China and the countries participating in the BRI has exceeded $6 trillion, the number of investment is over $80 billion and around 300,000 jobs have been created for the people from the countries involved in the initiative.

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