All countries, from either Asia, Europe, Africa or the Americas, can be worldwide cooperation partners of the Belt and Road Initiative, he said.
"This forum has sent a positive message to the rest of the world that we will work together to advance Belt and Road global cooperation and build a community of shared future for mankind", he said after a leaders' summit at the Yanqi Lake worldwide Convention Centre in Beijing.
The implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative is in full swing, said Xi, adding that 68 countries and worldwide organizations have signed multilateral agreements with China.
"Though originating in China, the Belt and Road Initiative BELONGS TO THE WHOLE WORLD".
In his Facebook posts late yesterday, Najib thanked the Malaysian media corps and members of the delegation secretariat for their efforts in helping make the country's participation in the highest-level dialogue on the Belt and Road initiative a success.
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The prime minister said that CPEC is an unprecedented project of history. I believe its economy will take off after the second stage of development that begins in 2020.
The broad plan includes a "Silk Road Economic Belt" for trade activity on land, and a "Maritime Silk Road" for trade over the sea.
For now, China is playing it cool when it comes to India's role in the Belt and Road initiative.
"We need to seek win-win results through greater openness and cooperation, avoid fragmentation, refrain from setting inhibitive thresholds for cooperation or pursuing exclusive arrangements and reject protectionism", he said.
Palestinian delegate Adnan Samara told Reuters that for him the Belt and Road meant not only economic solutions for his homeland, but political ones too. They are also concerned about transparency and access for foreign companies. "They want China's technological knowledge and, of course, they want the money".
India skipped the forum in opposition to the multi-million dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that passes through Pakistan-administered Kashmir, which India claims. Europeans are not the only ones voicing concerns. "For instance, New Delhi hopes Beijing will support the UN Security Council blacklist on the leader of the Army of Mohammed (JeM) a Pakistan-based military group, and support India's bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group", the state-run nationalistic tabloid Global Times said on Monday.
Britain, France and Germany were represented by finance or trade officials.
During the event, Sabouni said the ambition of Syria is to be a place of peace. It gives President Xi a chance to bolster China's global leadership at the same time that America under Donald Trump is promoting "America First" and questioning existing global free trade initiatives like NAFTA. But he warns that China risks "imperial overreach" by attempting such a huge group of projects.
This development points to a conflict between the motivations of the regime to advance the project in the interests of its domestic and global political concerns and the logic of the market, which pushes investment towards the more developed economies. Aim of OBOR is to reach out to global markets through shorter routes.