Cooperation agreements worth more than $64 billion were signed at a CEO conference during the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing, President Xi Jinping said Saturday when meeting the press.

A total of 283 items of practical outcomes were achieved during the preparatory process and the holding of the forum, President Xi said.

Participants to the forum agreed the BRF is an important platform for multilateral cooperation and should be held on a regular basis, President Xi announced.

President Xi met the press at the conclusion of the forum.

Earlier in the day, President Xi called for joint efforts of all parties to promote high-quality development of the Belt and Road at the leaders’ roundtable meeting of the forum.

On Friday, he announced a package of proposals to advance high-quality development.