China’s Belt and Road Initiative, as an innovative concept will benefit more countries and people, Former Pakistani Prime Minister said while attending the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss Resort Town of Davos.


The Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum has concluded on Friday in Davos, Switzerland. The Forum is the place where different views found common ground.

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World Leaders in economics, politics and technology have gathered in Davos for a four-day event which started on Tuesday to discuss the future challenges and solutions of global growth.

During an exclusive interview with China Central Television (CCTV) on the sidelines of WEF discussions, Former Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said that he pays special attention to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

“I think the Belt and Road Initiative is a very innovative concept, and it’s a game changer for the world. That concept can be applied all over the world.

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China is improving its infrastructure of their own country, and now their friendly countries. So that will created the enabling environment for more trade, more growth, more inter-linkages and that is what gets you creating a better life for your people. And that any leader, any country is very keen to do that,” he said.

According to him, the initiative will bring more opportunities and thus benefit more people around the world.

“So people who don’t have ports, who don’t have highways, who don’t have electricity available, who don’t have water supply available, they’ll benefit from this. So why should we be objecting? Why should we be uneasy if this happens? And in that process you will have challenges, but they will be dealt with,” he said.

Proposed by China in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative seeks to invigorate the ancient Silk Road trade routes with the new Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. It aims to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia, Europe and Africa, while building a consensus on shared development to achieve mutual benefit and win-win results.