Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin jointly opened the Silk Road Forum in Beijing.
Xi Jinping said that the infrastructure initiative aims to “inject new impetus” into the global economy: “It aims to improve policies, infrastructure, trade, finance and people-to-people connectivity, and inject new impetus into the global economy.” Forum of international delegates.
Launched by the Chinese leader in 2013, the initiative symbolically restores the ancient Great Silk Road to promote China’s entry into the markets of Central Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. The forum that opened in these hours also aims to strengthen China’s geopolitical weight in a world that is increasingly interconnected and less and less dominated by the spheres of influence of the 20th century. In fact, affirming “multipolarism” is one of Xi and Putin’s favorite slogans. But the Russian president has to deal with the difficulties of the war in Ukraine and the always intensive relations with China have changed in Beijing’s favor.