On February 13 and 14, 2020, Turkish President Erdogan conducted a state visit to Pakistan and stated that Turkey was ready to join the CPEC.
The Belt and Road Initiative is a solution to future epidemics as it boosts cooperation between China and partners in the health sector.
Cambodia plans to build new airports, to support tourism development. For Phnom Penh, the Belt and Road initiative means better regional integration.
Cooperans and the Diplomatic Insight Group have just signed a new partnership to promote the Belt and Road Initiative in the EU and Pakistan.
Following Xi Jinping’s visit to Myanmar, the China Myanmar Economic Corridor is getting more attention from Chinese and foreign investors.
A prominent Indian politician Subramanian Swamy recently declared that India was interested in joining the Belt and Road Initiative.
Syria may soon benefit from both Russian and Chinese investment for its reconstruction, and it will start in the port of Tartus.
Book Review: Wolf, S. (2019): The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor of the Belt and Road Initiative Concept, Context and Assessment. Springer.
In late December 2019, the Chinese ambassador in Paris, Mr. Lu Shaye invited France and the European Union to join the new Silk Road.
Koper, Slovenia’s main port is to become a major hub fo the Belt and Road Initiative in North Adriatic sea thanks to good connections to Central Europe.