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Wang Yi: President Xi Jinping Will Attend the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation and Hold Relevant Activities


On April 19, 2019, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a briefing for Chinese and foreign media held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held in Beijing from April 25 to 27. President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony of the forum and deliver a keynote speech. He will also host the leaders' roundtable. After that, President Xi Jinping will brief Chinese and foreign media on the outcomes of leaders' roundtable. So far, leaders including heads of state and government from 37 countries will attend the roundtable. The countries are Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Chile, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. Meanwhile, Secretary-General of the United Nations and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund will also attend the forum. 40 leaders including a Chinese leader will gather by Yanqi Lake at the foot of Yanshan Mountains. In addition, senior representatives entrusted by leaders of France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Union will also be present.

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