Since President Xi Jinping proposed Belt and Road Initiative in 2013, it has won support from over 100 countries and international organizations, with nearly 50 cooperation agreements signed. Here is a selection of how foreign state leaders, officials and experts think it will benefit the world.
Cooperation between Belarus and Russia's Rostov Oblast holds much promise, Governor of Russia's Rostov Oblast Vasily Golubev said during a meeting with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on 11 May.
The centrist candidate won 66.1 percent of the vote in Sunday's run-off round whereas his rival, the far-right National Front leader, Marine Le Pen, got 33.9 percent, according to the official results announced by the head of the Council, Laurent Fabius at a news conference.
“The members of the council approved the draft resolution of the CSTO Council of Foreign Ministers on the amendments to the regulation on the working group on Afghanistan at the CSTO Council of Foreign Ministers. The document will be submitted to the forthcoming meeting of the CSTO Council of Foreign Ministers,” the spokesman said.
Moon's five-year term began at 8:09 a.m. Wednesday when the National Election Commission (NEC) confirmed his victory in the election held Tuesday, the commission said. The liberal candidate from the Democratic Party secured 13,423,800 votes, or 41.08 percent of the total 32,807,908 votes cast, according to the NEC.
Partnership and cooperation should be at the heart of international policy of every state, Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told the media during a visit to the Stalin's Line historical-cultural complex on 8 May.