World has not seen such an ambitious project for 2000 years, Shaukat Aziz
Cooperative projects under the auspices of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) have started reaping early gains as politicians from different countries hailed its role in enhancing connectivity and boosting new opportunities for development.
The former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shaukat Aziz, said the grand and ambitious initiative answers the call of our times for regional and global cooperation. “Not since the Silk Road more than 2,000 years ago has the world seen such an ambitious effort to boost connectivity, strengthen existing ties and forge new ways of building cooperation,” he said at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on Cyberspace during the sixth World Internet Conference in Wuzhen on Monday. He added that the BRI has already seen positive steps forward in bringing greater cooperation and connectivity to the region and it shows how such an economic initiative can be an enabler of peace and prosperity.