The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Forum 2015 was held in Karamay, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, from Aug. 11 to 12. CASS President Wang Weiguang attended the forum and addressed the opening ceremony.
Wang weiguang said in his speech that CASS has launched the National Think Tank for Global Strategic Research and participated in the building of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor through such projects as the Randi International Think Tank.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, one of six economic corridors specified in the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, is a focus of cooperation between the two countries. The forum aims to implement a series of goals set during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Pakistan visit.
The role of the forum is to fully coordinate government, industrial, academic and research resources to facilitate the pragmatic construction of the economic corridor and the integration of local institutions, especially enterprises, into “One Belt, One Road.”
At the closing ceremony on Aug. 12, attendees signed 20 memorandums of cooperation worth approximately 10.35 billion yuan ($1.62 billion) and passed the Karamay Declaration.
The forum was co-sponsored by the Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and CASS.
Translated by Chen Mirong