Davos, Switzerland (Xinhua/APP): The Belt and Road Initiative is the most relevant infrastructure project in today's world, a Siemens senior executive said recently, expressing hope for deeper cooperation.
“I am a huge supporter of the Belt and Road Initiative. I think it is the most relevant infrastructure project of our times,” Cedrik Neike, member of the management board of Siemens AG, told Xinhua in a recent exclusive interview at the Swiss ski resort of Davos.
Neike was among world leaders and business magnates who gathered last week at Davos to discuss “creating a shared future in a fractured world”, theme of this year's World Economic Forum.
“The great thing about Belt and Road (Initiative) is that it is an inclusive project that is open for participation,” Neike said. “We are already participating and we expect more opportunities for in-depth cooperation.”
Neike, responsible for Asian and Australian markets of the leading industrial manufacturing conglomerate, also referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping's landmark speeches delivered at Davos and at the UN Office at Geneva a year ago.
The theme of the forum this year resonated with Xi's vision of building of a community with a shared future for mankind and achieving shared and win-win development.
“Opening the gate to the world and being an integral part of the world, we are fully supporting that. This is great, in those time absolutely great message,” Neike said.
The Belt and Road Initiative, proposed by China in 2013, aims to achieve policy, infrastructure, trade, financial and people-to-people connectivity along and beyond ancient Silk Road trade routes.