A cross-party “Belt and Road” and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Group was established in the British Parliament at the Westminster Parliament Building in London on September 10th. British public opinion believes that the group was established to help the British Parliament increase its understanding of the “Belt and Road” initiative and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project, and provide a platform for the British business community to actively participate in the “Belt and Road” and seek cooperation opportunities.
At the inauguration ceremony of the group, Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, said that “currently, unilateralism and protectionism are rampant as undercurrents of globalization. In such a background, the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative follows the trend of the times and upholds dialogue and consultation. Building and sharing, cooperation and mutual benefit, exchange and mutual understanding have opened up new vistas for world development, provided new ideas for enhancing reform of the global governance system and created a new platform for leading a new round of economic globalization.”
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the “Belt and Road Initiative” initiative. So far, 103 countries and international organizations have signed 118 cooperation agreements with China on this initiative.