By Edmund Smith-Asante, BEIJING
Attending the forum which was on the theme, “Strengthening international cooperation and co-building the 'Belt and Road' for win-win development” were over 1,500 delegates from over 130 countries including the over 100 countries that have signed onto the initiative as well as about 4,000 journalists who provided coverage.
|Some of the African delegates at the Belt and Road Forum. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASNATE|
|President Vladimir Putin delivering a speech at the forum.|
|President Recep Erdogan speaking at the forum.|
|Mr. Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General speaking at the forum. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE|