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Full text: List of deliverables of Belt and Road forum
2017/05/17

Following is the full text of the list of deliverables of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held on Sunday and Monday in Beijing.

List of Deliverables of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation

In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping launched the important cooperation initiative of building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. To date, steady progress and fruitful results have been achieved in the implementation of the Initiative. The international community has welcomed the Initiative and its positive impact. China hosted the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing on 14-15 May 2017. The BRF is a major international event for countries and parties concerned to engage in consultation on building the Belt and Road and sharing the benefits. It is also an important platform for the participating parties to strengthen cooperation and synergize their development strategies. Before and during the BRF, national governments, local authorities and enterprises reached a number of cooperation agreements, policy measures and practical results. The Chinese side has put together a list of major deliverables of the BRF, which includes 76 items comprising more than 270 concrete results in five key areas, namely policy, infrastructure, trade, financial and people-to-people connectivity.

I. Synergize Connectivity of Development Policies and Strategies

1. The Chinese government signed memoranda of understanding on Belt and Road cooperation with the governments of Mongolia, Pakistan, Nepal, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Timor-Leste, Singapore, Myanmar and Malaysia.

2. The Chinese government signed Belt and Road cooperation documents with the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, the United Nations International Children's Fund, the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the World Health Organization, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the International Criminal Police Organization.

3. The Chinese government signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Jointly Formulating China-Hungary Cooperation Plan with the government of Hungary, and signed bilateral cooperation plans to jointly build the Belt and Road with the governments of the Lao PDR and Cambodia.

4. The relevant departments of the Chinese government signed Belt and Road cooperation documents with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the World Economic Forum, the International Road Transport Union, the International Trade Center, the International Telecommunication Union, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, the International Development Law Organization, the World Meteorological Organization and the International Maritime Organization.

5. The National Development and Reform Commission of China signed the 2017-2019 Plan on Key Areas of Cooperation Between China and Greece with the Ministry of Economic Development of Greece.

6. The National Development and Reform Commission of China signed the Memorandum of Understanding to Jointly Coordinate and Promote Cooperation and Project Implementation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.

7. The Ministry of Finance of China endorsed the Guiding Principles on Financing the Development of the Belt and Road with the ministries of finance of relevant countries.

8. The relevant departments of the Chinese government issued the following documents: Building the Belt and Road: Concept, Practice and China's Contribution, Vision and Actions on Promoting Energy Cooperation on the Belt and Road, Vision and Actions on Jointly Promoting Agricultural Cooperation on the Belt and Road, Guidance on Promoting Green Belt and Road and Vision for Maritime Cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative.

9. The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held regularly, and an Advisory Council and a Liaison Office will be set up.

10. The National Development and Reform Commission of China will establish the Facilitating Center for Building the Belt and Road. The National Development and Reform Commission of China has launched the official Belt and Road portal on the Internet and the Marine Silk Road Trade Index.

II. Deepen Project Cooperation for Infrastructure Connectivity

1. The Chinese government signed the agreements on international transportation and strategy coordination with the governments of Uzbekistan, Turkey and Belarus.

2. The Chinese government signed the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy with the government of Thailand.

3. The Chinese government signed the Memorandum of Understanding in the Field of Water Resources with the government of Malaysia.

4. The National Development and Reform Commission of China signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Implementation of Up-Gradation of ML-1 and Establishment of Havelian Dry Port under CPEC with the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform of Pakistan. The National Railway Administration of China signed the Framework Agreement on Implementation of Up-Gradation of ML-1 and Establishment of Havelian Dry Port in Pakistan with the Ministry of Railways of Pakistan.

5. The Ministry of Commerce of China signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Strengthening Cooperation in the Field of Infrastructure with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Cambodia.

6. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Information Technology with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Afghanistan.

7. The Ministry of Transport of China signed the memoranda of understanding on transport cooperation with the relevant government departments of Cambodia, Pakistan and Myanmar.

8. The Ministry of Water Resources of China signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Water with the Ministry of the Environment of Poland.

9. The National Energy Administration of China signed the Energy Cooperation Roadmap with the Swiss Federal Office of Energy of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication of Switzerland, the Memorandum of Understanding on Roadmap for Studies of Diamer Basha Dam Project and the Hydropower Planning in North Pakistan and Agreement on the Adjustment of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Energy Project List with the Ministry of Water and Power of Pakistan.

10. The State Oceanic Administration of China signed the Protocol on Establishment of Joint Ocean Observation Station with the Ministry of Environment of Cambodia.

11. CHINA RAILWAY signed the Agreement for Further Cooperation on China-Europe Container Block Trains among Railways of China, Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Poland and Russia with railway companies of relevant countries.

12. The China Development Bank signed the Key Financing Documents on Indonesian Jakarta to Bandung High-Speed Railway Project with PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia, and financing cooperation agreements on port, electricity and industrial park with relevant institutions of Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Lao PDR and Egypt.

13. The Export-Import Bank of China signed the loan agreements on the modernization and reconstruction of Hungarian-Serbian Railway Line for Belgrade Center-Stara Pazova Section with the Ministry of Finance of Serbia, on road projects with the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Cambodia, the Ministry of Finance of Ethiopia and JSC "KazAutoZhol" of Kazakhstan, on urban railway line project with the Ministry of Finance of Viet Nam, on telecommunication project with Telekom Srbija of Serbia, on bridge project with the Ministry of Finance of Mongolia, on airport development project with Yangon Aerodrome Company of Myanmar, and on inland container depot project with the National Treasury of Kenya.

14. The Global Energy Internet Development Cooperation Organization signed the memoranda of understanding on energy cooperation with the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific of the United Nations, the League of Arab States, AU and the Interconnection Power Grid Authority of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

III. Expand Industrial Investment, Enhance Trade Connectivity

1. The Chinese government signed the economic and trade cooperation agreements with the governments of 30 countries, namely, Pakistan, Viet Nam, Cambodia, the Lao PDR, the Philippines, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Mongolia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Fiji, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Maldives, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Afghanistan, Albania, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Syria, Tajikistan, Nepal and Serbia.

2. The Chinese government signed the China-Georgia Free Trade Agreement with the government of Georgia. ( 3. The Chinese government signed the Framework Agreement for the Promoting of Investment and Economic Cooperation with the government of Sri Lanka.

4. The Chinese government signed the Agreement on Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters with the government of Afghanistan.

5. The Ministry of Commerce of China and the relevant agencies of more than 60 countries and international organizations jointly issued the Initiative on Promoting Unimpeded Trade Cooperation along the Belt and Road.

6. The Ministry of Commerce of China signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Concluding the Joint Feasibility Study of the China-Moldova Free Trade Agreement with the Ministry of Economy of Moldova and the Memorandum of Understanding on Launching the Joint Feasibility Study of China-Mongolia Free Trade Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia.

7. The Ministry of Commerce of China signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Construction of Cross-Border Economic Cooperation Zones with the Ministry of Industry of Nepal, and signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of China-Myanmar Border Economic Cooperation Zone with the Ministry of Commerce of Myanmar.

8. The Ministry of Commerce of China signed the Outline of the Medium and Long-Term Development Plan for Investment, Economic and Technological Cooperation with the Ministry of Development Strategy and International Trade of Sri Lanka, the Memorandum of Understanding on Strengthening Trade, Investment and Economic Cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, the Cooperation Plan on Promoting SME Development with the Ministry of Economy of Kyrgyzstan, the memoranda of understanding concerning SME cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, and the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation on Electronic Commerce with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam.

9. The National Development and Reform Commission of China signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Promoting the Major Projects under Industrial Capacity and Investment Cooperation with the Ministry of Economy of Kyrgyzstan, and signed the Framework Agreement on Enhancing Industrial Capacity and Investment Cooperation with the Ministry of Economy of the UAE.

10. The Ministry of Agriculture of China signed the Memorandum on Determining the Action Plan on Agricultural Trade and Investment with the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment Protection of Serbia, the Strategic Action Plan on Agricultural Cooperation with the Ministry of Agro-Industry of Argentina, the Five-Year Plan on Improving the Level of Agricultural Cooperation (2017-2021) with the Ministry of Agriculture of Chile and the Three Year Action Plan on Agricultural Cooperation (2018-2020) with the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation of Egypt.

11. The General Administration of Customs of China signed customs cooperation documents with the customs authorities of Kazakhstan, the Netherlands and Poland to deepen cooperation on mutual exchange of information, mutual recognition of inspection results and mutual assistance in law enforcement.

12. The General Administration of Customs of China signed a cooperation document with the International Road Transport Union to promote construction of international logistics corridors and implementation of the Convention on International Transport of Goods Under Cover of TIR Carnets.

13. The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China signed cooperation agreements on inspection and quarantine with the relevant departments of Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Norway, Ireland, Serbia, the Netherlands, Argentina, Chile, and Tanzania, signed cooperation agreements in the field of NQI (National Quality Infrastructure, including standard, metrology, certification and accreditation) with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the relevant government departments of Ukraine and Azerbaijan, and signed the Joint Initiative on Strengthening Standards Cooperation and Building the Belt and Road with the relevant agencies of Russia, Belarus, Serbia, Mongolia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia, Greece, Switzerland, Turkey and other countries.

14. The Export-Import Bank of China signed loan agreements on industrial park projects, projects of power transmission and distribution, wind power project, water projects, dam project, satellite project, hydraulic factory projects with the relevant government departments of Belarus, Cambodia, Ethiopia, the Lao PDR, Kenya, Mongolia and Pakistan, loan agreements on power grid upgrading project,thermal power project, coal mine modernization project, tyre factory project, with relevant companies of Egypt, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia, and signed the Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement regarding Lines of Credit with the Philippine Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company.

15. The China Development Bank signed financing cooperation agreements on chemical, metallurgical and petrochemical industries with relevant institutions of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Indonesia and Malaysia.

16. The China International Import Expo will be held from 2018.

IV. Enhance Financial Cooperation, Promote Financial Connectivity

1. The Silk Road Fund will expand by RMB 100 billion.

2. China encourages financial institutions to conduct Overseas Fund Business in RMB with the estimated amount of about RMB 300 billion, providing financing support for the Belt and Road Initiative.

3. The National Development and Reform Commission of China will set up the China-Russia Regional Cooperation Development Investment Fund, with a total scale of RMB 100 billion and the initial scale of RMB 10 billion to promote cooperation between China's Northeast and Russia's Far East.

4. The Ministry of Finance of China signed the memoranda of understanding on collaboration on matters of common interest under the Belt and Road Initiative with the Asian Development Bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, the New Development Bank and the World Bank Group.

5. The Ministry of Finance of China will establish the Multilateral Development Finance Cooperation Center together with the multilateral development banks.

6. The China-Kazakhstan Production Capacity Cooperation Fund came into operation, and the framework agreement of cooperation was signed regarding full support of Chinese telecom companies' participation in the "Digital Kazakhstan 2020" Program.

7. The Silk Road Fund and the Interbank Association of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization agreed on the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Basis of Partnership. The Silk Road Fund and the National Bank for Foreign Economic Activity of Uzbekistan signed the cooperation agreement.

8. The China Development Bank will set up the Belt and Road Multi-currency Special Lending Scheme for Infrastructure Development (RMB 100 billion equivalent), the Belt and Road Multi-currency Special Lending Scheme for Industrial Cooperation (RMB 100 billion equivalent), and the Belt and Road Multi-currency Special Credit Lines for Overseas Financial Institutions (RMB 50 billion equivalent).

9. The Export-Import Bank of China will set up the Belt and Road Multi-currency Special Lending Scheme (RMB 100 billion equivalent) and the Belt and Road Multi-currency Special Lending Scheme for Infrastructure Development (RMB 30 billion equivalent).

10. The China Development Bank signed Subscription Agreement for the Sino-French SME Fund II with Bpifrance, and signed Memorandum of Understanding on Sino-Italian Co-Investment Fund with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, and conducts financing and bond underwriting cooperation with the Tejarat Bank of Iran, Banque Misr of Egypt, Hungarian Development Bank, Metrobank of the Philippines, Ziraat Bank of Turkey, Raiffeisen Bank International of Austria, Canadia Bank of Cambodia, and Maybank of Malaysia.

11. The Export-Import Bank of China signed framework agreements regarding lines of credit with Export-Import Bank of Malaysia, Export-Import Bank of Thailand and other Asian EXIM Bank Forum members, and will conduct practical cooperation in areas of on-lending and trade finance.

12. China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation signed cooperation agreements with the export credit agencies in Belarus, Serbia, Poland, Sri Lanka and Egypt, signed framework agreements with the relevant government departments, including the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation of Egypt, the Ministry of Finance of the Lao PDR, the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Cambodia, the Investment Coordinating Board of Indonesia, Polish Investment and Trade Agency, National Treasury of Kenya, the Central Bank of Iran and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs of Iran, and signed framework agreements with financial institutions, including the Saudi Fund for Development, Isbank and Garanti Bank in Turkey, and the United Bank in Pakistan.

13. The People's Bank of China and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will jointly set up "the IMF-China Capacity Building Center" to provide training to the countries along the Belt and Road.

14. The Export-Import Bank of China and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization signed a joint declaration on enhancing cooperation on sustainable industrial development in the countries along the Belt and Road.

15. The Asian Financial Cooperation Association has been officially established.

16. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and major commercial banks in Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Austria and other countries along the Belt and Road will jointly launch the Belt and Road Action Plan for Banking Cooperation, and establish a regular cooperation and exchange mechanism for banks along the Belt and Road.

V. Invest More in People's Livelihood, Deepen People-to-People Exchange

1. The Chinese government will increase its assistance to the developing countries along the Belt and Road. The total assistance over the next three years will be no less than RMB 60 billion.

2. The Chinese government will provide RMB 2 billion emergency food aid to the the countries along the Belt and Road. China will provide replenishment of US$1 billion to the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund to initiate the "China and United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Cooperation Initiative", and to support the implementation of 100 Happy Home Projects, 100 Anti-Poverty Projects, 100 Health Recovery Projects and other projects in the relevant countries. China will provide relevant international organizations with US$1 billion to jointly promote the implementation of international cooperation projects benefiting the countries on the Belt and Road, including 100 Refugee Assistance Projects covering food, tents, portable houses, etc, setting up "Refugee Scholarships", providing 500 refugee youngsters with education opportunities and financial support to 100 refugee athletes to participate in regional or international games.

3. The Chinese government signed the Executive Program of Cultural Agreement for the Years 2017-2020 with the government of Lebanon, and the Agreement on the Reciprocal Establishment of Cultural Centers with the government of Tunisia, and the Agreement on the Reciprocal Establishment of Cultural Centers with the government of Turkey.

4. The Chinese government signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation (2017-2020) with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

5. The Chinese government signed the Governmental Tourism Cooperation Agreement with the government of Poland.

6. The Chinese government proposes to launch the Belt and Road Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation Action Plan, including the Science and Technology People-to-People Exchange Initiative, the Joint Laboratory Initiative, the Science Park Cooperation Initiative and the Technology Transfer Initiative.

7. The Chinese government signed assistance agreements with the United Nations World Food Programme, the United Nations International Organization for Migration, the United Nations International Children's Fund, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, the World Health Organization, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the World Trade Organization, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the International Trade Centre, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

8. The Ministry of Education of China signed agreements on education cooperation with the relevant departments of Russia, Kazakhstan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia and Laos, signed the Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications and Degrees with Cyprus and established a music education alliance with the countries along the Belt and Road.

9. The Ministry of Science and Technology of China signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Young Scientist Exchange with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sport of Mongolia, the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation for the Establishment of Science Park and Innovation Infrastructure Development in Mongolia with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sport of Mongolia, and the Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Funding to Research and Development Projects with the National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary.

10. The Ministry of Environmental Protection of China issued the Belt and Road Ecological and Environmental Cooperation Plan, established the Big Data Service Platform on Ecological and Environmental Protection, and announced the Joint Initiative to Establish the International Coalition for Green Development on the Belt and Road with the United Nations Environment Programme.

11. The Ministry of Finance of China will establish the Research Center for the Belt and Road Financial and Economic Development.

12. The National Health and Family Planning Commission of China signed health cooperation agreements with the health authorities of the Czech Republic and Norway.

13. The National Tourism Administration of China signed tourism cooperation agreement with the National Tourism Development Committee of Uzbekistan, signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Furthering Tourism Cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism of Chile, and signed the Implementation Plan for Memorandum of Understanding on Tourism Cooperation with Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia.

14. The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of China signed cooperation documents with Radio and Television Supreme Council of Turkey and the General Commission of Audiovisual Media of Saudi Arabia. China Central Television will set up the "Belt and Road News Alliance" with mainstream media of relevant countries.

15. The State Council Information Office of China signed the memoranda of understanding on media cooperation exchanges with the Ministry of Information of Cambodia, the Department of Information of Prime Minister's Office of Brunei Darussalam, the National Media Council of the UAE, the Ministry of Information of Palestine and the Department of Communication and Relations with Citizens in the Council of Ministers of Albania.

16. The State Council Information Office of China signed the memoranda of understanding on plans to promote think tank cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia, Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brunei Darussalam, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of of Palestine and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania.

17. The China Development Bank will set up the Experience Sharing and Capacity Building Cooperation Program for Belt and Road Partners, and the Belt and Road Scholarship.

18. China NGO Network for International Exchanges and over 80 Chinese NGOs jointly launched the Chinese Social Organizations' Action Plan for Stronger People-to-People Connectivity along the Belt and Road (2017-2020). China NGO Network for International Exchanges and over 150 civil organizations jointly set up the Silk Road NGO Cooperation Network. Silk Road Think Tank Association (SRTA) launched the International Think Tank Cooperation Program on Enhancing People-to-People Connectivity along the Belt and Road.

19. The Development Research Center of the State Council of China signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation Jointly Building the Belt and Road Initiative with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. The Silk Road Think Tank Network (SiLKS), with over 50 international members and partners, released the Silk Road Think Tank Network Declaration on Joint Action.

20. The China International Cities Development Alliance signed Letter of Intent on Urban Development Cooperation with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, the World Health Organization and United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific.

 

Source: Xinhua

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