THE Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation from May 14 to 15 will push forward cooperation in infrastructure connectivity among participating countries, officials with China's top economic planner said Wednesday.
Over 50 cooperation agreements concerning transportation, energy, and communications are expected to be signed during the forum, said Fei Zhirong, an official from National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
The forum will increase connectivity, strengthen management of infrastructure operations and push forward infrastructure connectivity, said Fei.
A series of high level meetings will be held during the forum including a plenary session and six parallel panel discussions, said Wang Xiaotao, deputy head of NDRC.
Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli will deliver a speech at the plenary session, with leaders of related countries and heads of international organizations expected to be in attendance, said Wang.
Six parallel panel discussions will focus on infrastructure connectivity, economic and trade cooperation, investment as well as cultural ties, Wang said.