China’s Confidence & Determination to join hands with other Countries in advancing the Belt & Road Initiative remains unchanged despite the COVID-19 Pandemic, Chinese State Councillor & Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Sunday.

Wang made the remarks at a Press Conference on the Sidelines of the Annual National Legislative Session. The impact of COVID-19 on Belt & Road Cooperation is temporary and limited and the cooperation will be strengthened following the Pandemic, he said.

Belt & Road Cooperation is built on its real benefits to the people in partner countries, and it is driven by a strong and shared commitment to common development, Wang said.

“The future of the Belt & Road lies in expanding the cooperation to New Areas,” He said.

China will continue to follow the Principle of achieving shared growth through consultation and collaboration, and support open, green and clean development, Wang said.

“By aiming for high-standard, people-centred and sustainable progress, we will make the Belt and Road a model of development, cooperation and health for all involved,” he said.