70th anniversary of Hanoi's Liberation Day Vietnam - Asia 2023 Smart City Summit Hanoi celebrates 15 years of administrative boundary adjustment 12th Vietnam-France decentrialized cooperation conference 31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
Home / News / Viet Nam
Vietnam's President attends Belt and Road Forum in Beijing
Translated by Tu Anh 11:48, 2017/05/15
The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation takes place in Beijing, China from May 14 to May 15.
High-level leaders from 29 nations, the United Nations Secretary General, the President of the World Bank (WB), the Director General of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are attending the events.
The Vietnamese delegation led by President Tran Dai Quang started to attend activities in the Forum's framework.
The two-day forum, under the theme “Belt and Road: Cooperation for Common Prosperity” will have the Leader Roundtable, and high-level dialogues among ministers, enterprises and scholars.
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh is scheduled to join the discussion about trade connectivity; Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung will attend the talks on policy connectivity; and President of the Vietnam – China Friendship Association Nguyen Xuan Thang will participate in the dialogue on people-to-people exchanges.
President Tran Dai Quang at the event.
President Tran Dai Quang at the event. Photo: Vietnamplus

Addressing the opening ceremony, Chinese President Xi Jinping said China will pour an additional 100 billion CNY (US$14.5 billion) into the Belt and Road initiative.
According to the National Development and Reform Commission of China, the country’s investment in projects related to the initiative has totaled US$60 billion since 2013. Most of China’s upcoming overseas investment will go to the initiative’s member nations.
Once completion, the Belt and Road Initiative is expected to create a large economic and trade network, covering a region with 4.4 billion people, the combined GDP of US$21 trillion.
The forum will close on May 15 with the release of a Joint Statement of the Leader Roundtable.
Other news
16:52, 2024/04/12
Vietnam news in brief - April 12
Read the Hanoi Times to stay updated with the latest developments in Vietnam.
11:10, 2024/04/12
VITM 2024: Chance to boost tourism
The launch of VITM 2024 largely aims to meet the rising demand for traveling on the occasion of Reunification Day at the end of this month and the summer holiday.
06:04, 2024/04/12
Vietnam urges UN agencies to conduct fair and transparent reviews
UN agencies' Universal Periodic Review cycle 4 is "extremely disappointing".
05:56, 2024/04/12
Deputy Prime Minister to visit Cuba, Venezuela for enhanced relations
The official visits to the two Latin nations will further develop their relations with Vietnam.
05:53, 2024/04/12
Vietnam demands law-abiding actions from neighboring countries
Vietnam looks for the compliance among its neighbors to international laws on the seas.
17:26, 2024/04/11
Vietnam news in brief - April 11
Read the Hanoi Times to stay updated with the latest developments in Vietnam.