Xi chairs leaders' roundtable at Belt and Road Forum
Updated 11:21, 27-Apr-2019
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday chaired the leaders' roundtable meeting of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing, where world leaders will further discuss Belt and Road cooperation.
President Xi noted that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has achieved great progress since the first BRF in May 2017.
China looks forward to working with all parties to improve the concept of cooperation, and focus on building the Belt and Road with high quality on the basis of extensive consultation and the rule of law, joint efforts, shared benefits and equal opportunities for all, Xi said. 
Xi added that the BRI focuses on infrastructure interconnection, accelerating intelligent manufacturing and cooperating in frontier areas of the digital economy.
Heads of state and government from 37 countries and other representatives from around the world are attending the three-day forum, which runs from April 25 to 27.
The BRF is a top-level platform for international cooperation under the framework of the BRI, which was initially proposed by the Chinese president in 2013.