Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention Center
May 15, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joined other invited world leaders in a dialogue at the Belt and Road Leaders’ Roundtable Session One at Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention Center.

Chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping, world leaders discussed several topics that include infrastructure connectivity, economic and trade cooperation, industrial investment, energy and resources, financial support, people-to-people exchanges, ecological and environmental protection and marine cooperation.

The Leaders’ Roundtable was divided into two sessions, with each following separate themes: “Policy, Synergy for Closer Partnership” for the first session and “Connectivity, Cooperation for Interconnected Development” on the succeeding session.

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a press briefing that President Duterte would have a speaking engagement in both of the Leaders’ Roundtable Sessions.

Also present in the leaders’ meeting were World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

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