The grand opening of the forum will be held at the Minsk hotel (Minsk, praspiekt Niezaliežnasci, 11, conference hall) on 15 June 2017 (Thursday), at 9:00 a.m.
The event will bring together over 120 government officials, diplomats, representatives of scientific institutions and universities of the Republic of Belarus and the People's Republic of China.
Scientists and experts will discuss mechanisms for ensuring economic growth and improving the competitiveness of the Belarus and China economies; use of the capacities of the Eurasian Economic Union in the implementation of the Silk Road Economic Belt concept; prospects for the implementation of the infrastructure projects of the Silk Road Economic Belt global initiative in Belarus; intensification of the scientific, technological, and humanitarian cooperation, as well as development of transport, logistics, financial and other services as part of the effort to align the EAEU and the Silk Road Economic Belt.
The forum aims at expanding and strengthening the scientific humanitarian cooperation between Belarus and China, and at developing a set of methodological and practical measures to align the interests and capacities of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Eurasian Economic Union. At the forum, the participants will review in detail the current state and prospects of the Belarusian-Chinese cooperation in humanitarian science, and consider mutual benefits from the implementation of joint projects under the "One Belt, One Road" strategy.