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Belt & Road Initiative to open new stage of cooperation: Putin

2017-06-16 09:33:00       source:Xinhua News Agency

June 16, 2017


"Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he hopes the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative will start a new stage of cooperation in Eurasia and beyond.


This initiative is unique and successful, said Putin when answering a question raised by Xinhua after his annual "direct line" call-in session.


'The main thing that we must do is to unite our efforts within the frameworks of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Belt and Road Initiative,' said Putin.


The Belt and Road Initiative proposed by China in 2013 consists of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road. It aims to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along and beyond the ancient Silk Road trade routes."


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