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CHONGQING -- A Belt and Road forum concerning land and sea development has been held in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.
The Belt and Road Forum for Interconnected Land-Sea Development is co-hosted by the Silk Road Think Tank Association and the Chongqing municipal government on June 2-4.
More than 200 people, including around 150 foreign political leaders, scholars and representatives from the business community from France, Russia, Spain, Cambodia and Tanzania attended the forum.
Participants reached broad consensus on land and sea development under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative and adopted the Chongqing Initiative.
The Initiative called upon relevant parties to give play to the comparative advantages of land and sea transportation, promote synergy between land economy and maritime economy, accelerate the integration of countries within this region into the global industrial chain, supply chain and value chain.
It also called for the promotion of economic integration, interconnected development and achievements sharing, so as to gradually build a global partnership based on connectivity.
"Chongqing has an important strategic position and obvious geographical advantages, which will play a unique role in the interconnection of land and sea development of the Belt and Road Initiative," said Chen Min'er, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee.
"Chongqing will strive to play a supporting role in promoting the development of western China in the new era, play a leading role in facilitating the construction of Belt and Road and the green development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt," Chen said.