On October 18 and 19, the third International Forum on Belt and Road Initiative & Global Governance was held at Fudan University under the theme of "Jointly Building Belt and Road: From Initiative to Practices", which echoed the latest developments in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
More than 200 experts and 300 observers from 30 countries and regions attended the forum, sharing their insights on how to achieve high-quality development of the Belt and Road.
This year's Forum was hosted by Fudan University and the International Silk Road Think Tank Association (SRTA), and organized by the Fudan Institute of Belt and Road & Global Governance (BRGG) and the China Center for Contemporary World Studies (CCCWS).
Over the past 3 years, the Forum has served as an important platform for exchanges and cooperation between think tanks of countries along the Belt and Road. By expanding the participation of local governments and companies, the Forum has been drawing valuable ideas and suggestions for the development of the BRI.
A variety of sessions were held at the same time, including the plenary conference, the closed meeting, International Advisory Roundtable, Union of Deans of Politics and International Relations Dean's Forum, Entrepreneurs' Forum, High-level Roundtable, along with 6 parallel sub-forums.
Speech excerpts from the Forum:
Jiao Yang, Chairperson of the University Council: The achievement of the Belt and Road is beyond expectation. The conditions for international cooperation have become more favorable, which has ushered in the new development stage for BRGG. Over the past 3 years, BRGG has been expanding in scope and growing in the depth of research, communication and cooperation.
Yu Hongjun, Former Vice Minister of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the CPC: BRI has contributed to the shared development of the world, promoted regional cooperation and become a public good provided by China for the shared growth of the international community.