Ambassador: Swiss Ready to Contribute in Meaningful Way to B&R Initiative

by swisscham in Bilateral Relations

Ahead of the first Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF), Ambassador of Switzerland to China, Jean-Jacques de Dardel, discussed SwitzerlandÕs participation in the Belt & Road Initiative in an email interview with Panview. In this interview, the Ambassador introduced that at the forum, President Leuthard would be giving a keynote speech and attending the Leaders Roundtable discussions. On the sideline of the forum, the two presidents would also be meeting for a bilateral meeting.In addition to that, President Leuthard would be participating in a series of activities including a tourism event, the Sino-Swiss Business Awards and the Innofashion event, etc. The Ambassador said, ÒSwitzerland welcomes the goal of ChinaÕs Belt and Road Initiative to strengthen the trade ties between China and Europe (and with the countries within the region). To enhance the connectivity among the countries on the New Silk Road, the improvement of infrastructure is a key priority.Ó He expectedthe successful cooperation among the participating countries,Ó The Belt and Road Initiative represents a unique opportunity to put in practices these new approaches in a comprehensive manner and to build up on the experiences and the knowledge of all participating countries.Ó

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