Revive the Silk Road and Jointly Build a Harmonious Neighborhood
--Foreign Minister Wang Yi Talks About President Xi Jinping's Attendance at the SCO Summit in Dushanbe and Visits to Tajikistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka and India
2014-09-20 09:13

From September 11 to 19, 2014, President Xi Jinping upon invitation attended the 14th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held in Dushanbe, and paid state visits to Tajikistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka and India. At the end of the tour, Foreign Minister Wang Yi briefed the journalists on the tour.

Wang Yi said that in this golden autumn, China's neighborhood diplomacy ushers in another good harvest. President Xi Jinping's attendance at the SCO Summit in Dushanbe and his first visits to the above four countries open a new chapter of China's good-neighborly and friendly cooperation and start a new voyage of building "One Belt One Road".

Wang Yi said that Central Asia and South Asia, located in the Eurasian heartland, are the safety barrier for China's development and stability, and are also at the development direction of China's opening up to the west. The four countries visited are all important countries along the ancient terrestrial or maritime Silk Road, share time-honored relations wit