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Wang Yi: Xi Jinping Will Attend and Chair Relevant Activities of the BRF

On April 18, 2017, Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced at a briefing for Chinese and foreign media held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF). The forum will be held from May 14 to 15 in Beijing. President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony of the forum, and chair the leaders' roundtable meeting and other relevant activities. At the invitation of President Xi Jinping, there are 28 heads of state and government have confirmed to attend the forum so far, including President Mauricio Macri of Argentina, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus, President Michelle Bachelet of Chile, President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic, President Joko Widodo of Indonesia, President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Bounnhang Vorachith of Laos, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, President Doris Leuthard of the Swiss Confederation, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan, President Tran Dai Quang of Viet Nam, Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia, Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama of Fiji, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece, Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy, Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia, Prime Minister Jargaltulga Erdenebat of Mongolia, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan, Prime Minister Beata Szydło of Poland, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of Sri Lanka.

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