The first Singapore-China Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Investment Forum was held here on Thursday, co-organized by China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).
NDRC's deputy head Ning Jizhe said in his keynote speech at the event that third-party market cooperation is the new highlight in the China-Singapore cooperation, and also the important content of the cooperation under the Belt and Road framework.
"We should follow the important consensus between the leaders of our two countries, and strengthen the alignment between the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative and Singapore's Future Economy Development Strategy, and work collaboratively to promote the further development of China-Singapore cooperation in third-party markets," Ning said.
Chan Chun Sing, Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry, said at the event that Singapore supports the Belt and Road Initiative, and as a key global trading and financing hub, Singapore can play a part in the Belt and Road Initiative.
Chan said Singapore looks forward to closer partnership with NDRC and participating in future Belt and Road forum.
The event attracted over 300 participants, including government officials, representatives of financial institutions and specialized service providers, and business leaders from China, Singapore and other countries and regions.
They exchanged views on topics such as the third-party market collaboration opportunities and the financing projects and safeguarding businesses along the Belt and Road routes at the event.