Statement of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at Leader’s Roundtable on Policy Synergy for Closer Partnership, Belt and Road Forum, Beijing, China

Excellency President Xi Jinping,
Distinguished world leaders,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure for me to speak at this Leaders’ Roundtable on Policy Synergy. This is an occasion for us to explore ways to enhance collaboration under the banner of the “One Belt-One Road” initiative, deepen cooperation, and review the progress we have made so far.

This is important because the very nature of OBOR requires synergetic endeavour, constant appraisal, and closely coordinated policies.

As we meet today, the world economy is showing the first signs of improvement. There are also credible forecasts that global trade and commerce would strengthen.

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