Book release: Glantz, Michael, et al (2019), One Belt One Road: China’s Long March Toward 2049, Nepean, ON: Sumeru Press.
Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos attended the Conference on Asian Civilizations Dialogue and visited Huawei headquarters in Beijing.
Swiss bank Vontobel announced on May 16, 2019 that it would soon launch an index dedicated to the “Belt and Road” in cooperation with CCB.
In early May 2019, New Zealand announced that it was ready to work with China to develop a win-win partnership on the “Belt and Road Initiative”.
On April 21, 2019, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan made a historic visit to Iran and met with President Hassan Rouhani and pledged to support the BRI.
The Belt and Road Initiative offers new opportunities for Caribbean islands to develop trade and infrastructure and diversify their activities.
At the second Belt and Road Forum, the Chinese President invited Austria to become a full member of the China CEEC cooperation framework.
Although China plays a leading role in this initiative, other countries such as Pakistan and Russia are more and more involved in the BRI.
On 25 and 26 April 2019, the second “Belt and Road” summit for international cooperation was held in Beijing. EU and China strengthened their ties.
Switzerland to sign a MoU about the Belt and Road Initiative, to actively participate in the realization of the new Silk Roads.