【BRI Ambassador Interview】 Ambassador of Ethiopia: We Need Grand Initiatives such as the BRI to Bring us all Together
“The Ethiopia-China strategic partnership, under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, aims to realize the connectivity of the two countries. What’s more important is to create a platform to work together. So this is a great opportunity. It is also the reason that Ethiopia is actively participating in the initiative.”
【BRI Ambassador Interview】 Osama Elmagdoub: BRI Can Be Considered as a Global Comprehensive Development Plan
“The Suez Canal Economic Zone is an Egyptian Initiative that was not related to the Belt and Road Initiative at the beginning. However, it is now being connected to it.”
“If this Initiative does well for others, it will certainly be welcomed by Kuwait.”
“In most cases, China has tried its best to adhere to these principles and this is what makes the Belt and Road Initiative different from others. It is not a one-sided project that China pushed upon partner countries. It consults with the partner countries on what they need and how it can help.”
【High-level Interview】Justin Vaïsse: The Belt and Road has Improved Interconnectivity Among Countries
The BRI is a very positive development but it should really keep in mind that we need these norms of transparency, good governance and we should abide by these international principles so as to make them a real win-win situation.
The values and the principles of the B&R Initiative are really values and principles integrating economies, integrating people, and integrating countries. It’s really the basis of globalization.
“The fact that views on the BRI vary and even go a bit far, in itself, is perfectly normal rather than surprising. Different voices should be allowed, but this means that more explanations should be given if unfavorable reviews exist.”
【BRI Ambassador Interview】UNDP China Director: BRI Is a New Way of Global Governance and Multilateral Engagement
“China is very special in our work because China is, of course, still a developing country, but at the same time it is a middle-income country and it has a lot to offer to the world as well.”
“China is providing an alternative way of globalizing many developing countries which is different from what the U.S. has been doing.”
“It is a national motto of Pakistan, and the meaning is very simple: without unity and discipline, you cannot achieve anything. I think China sets a perfect example in this respect,” the ambassador said.
【BRI Ambassador Interview】UAE Ambassador: Synergy Between the Belt and Road Initiative and the “Post-oil Era”
“The Belt and Road Initiative continues the historical glory of China since ancient times. The UAE’s commitment to the BRI has been evident from the very beginning.”
National Governments, especially from advanced economies, appear to have little appetite to fund their own infrastructure projects, let alone other countries.