May 15, 2017 -- Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli addresses a high-level dialogue of the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, May 14, 2017. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)
BEIJING, May 15, 2017 -- Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said Sunday that efforts should be strengthened to improve connectivity in the Belt and Road development.
Connectivity of policies, facilities, trade and finance, as well as people-to-people bonds, are the keys to the Belt and Road development, Zhang said when addressing a high-level dialogue of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
He called for deepening political trust, strengthening high-level exchanges and aligning development strategies.
The Belt and Road infrastructure network needs to be improved continuously, trade and investment made easier, and a multi-layered financial platform formed, Zhang said.
He also urged establishing closer people-to-people bonds, building a green Silk Road, and developing a cooperation network of think tanks.