Chile reaffirmed its willingness to increase trade with China. On October 1, 2018, Roberto Ampuero, the Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that his country would soon join the BRI.
Peter Maurer, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross announced that he hoped to convince China to launch a humanitarian project equivalent to that of the BRI.
On October 30, 2018, in Boao, Hainan, was hold the opening ceremony of the 5th Belt and Road Media Forum, which brought together more than two hundred media representatives from around the world. The objective of this forum is that foreign
The Australian state of Victoria in the BRI In October 2018, Australia’s Victoria state officially joined the BRI. Victoria’s prime minister Daniel Andrews and Cheng Jingye, the Chinese ambassador to Australia, signed a memorandum of understanding related to the BRI.
In September 2018, Frederica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, unveiled a European strategic program on connectivity between Europe and Asia.
At a forum organised by the IMF and the World Bank in Bali, Indonesia, China’s Vice Minister of Finance, Ms. Zou Jiayi, reassured the international community about China’s commitment to solve possible debt issues.
On October 11, 2018, former French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin was the guest speaker of France’s Superior Council of Notaries (Conseil Supérieur du Notariat) for a conference entitled “The New Silk Roads, the New Roads of Law”, which took place at the Chinese Cultural Center of Paris.
On September 27, 2018, the first Geocultural Forum was held in St. Petersburg. This event aimed at strengthening cultural exchanges between Russia, Central Asia and China. This event organized by “Dialogue of Civilizations” was sponsored by China Soong Ching Ling Foundation and the University of Saint Petersburg.
The New Silk Road Project is now completed. This summer, Charles Stevens and his fellows drove up to China on the new Silk Roads to better understand the Belt and Road Initiative.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is now officially open to all international investors. This is an invitation sent to Europe to participate in this major program that will transform Pakistan and South Asia.