Hong Kong to hold forum on Belt and Road Initiative

Updated 2017-09-04 17:30:52 Xinhua

A forum on Belt and Road Initiative co-organized by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will open here next Monday, focusing on infrastructure and ASEAN opportunities, organizers said on Monday.

Under the theme "From Vision to Action," the forum is expected to attract over 2,500 senior government officials as well as representatives of international institutions, business leaders from countries and regions along the Belt and Road, according to the HKTDC.

Numerous projects and infrastructure construction related to the Belt and Road Initiative have been set in motion, reflecting that the cooperation framework for global development have taken shape, Vincent Lo, chairman of the HKTDC told a press meeting.

The forum is expected to become an exchange platform promoting more concrete cooperation in infrastructure, commerce and trade, especially in the area of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), he said.

Dialogue with policymakers, a series of panel discussions covering financing, dispute settlement and entrepreneurship as well as business matching meetings will be arranged during the summit, according to the HKTDC.

This will be the second time for such a forum to be held in Hong Kong. The first one hosted by the HKSAR government was held in May 2016.

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