Xi Jinping continued his journey in Central Asia and stopped in Dushanbe to participate at the 5th CICA Summit, and develop cooperation with Tajikistan.
Before attending the 19th SCO summit, president Xi Jinping met wth Kyrgyz president Jeenbekov in Bishkek to develop strategic partnership.
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”.
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.
Switzerland to sign a MoU about the Belt and Road Initiative, to actively participate in the realization of the new Silk Roads.
On April 12, 2019, the Malaysian government announced that they agreed with China to resume the East Coast Rail link, a BRI project.
Greece joins the 16+1 format initiative gathering China and Central Eastern countries, Piraeus to become a major gateway for international trade.