Silk Road Think Tank Network Declaration on Joint Action

May 16, 2017

Beijing, China 

In 2015, based on the common understanding that the Belt and Road Initiative is an important endeavor to promote world economic growth, deepen regional cooperation and improve the wellbeing of people around the world, adhering to the Silk Road spirit of “peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit”, and adhering to the principles of “extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits”, we jointly launched the Silk Road Think Tank Network (SiLKS).

Since then, focusing on the common vision of the Belt and Road Initiative, we, SiLKS members and partners, have conducted in-depth discussion, candid exchange of view, joint research, and put forward policy suggestions and proposals, making our contribution to the Belt and Road Initiative.

Today, we, all SiLKS participating delegates, believe that it called for more in-depth and extensive cooperation of all parties if they were to seize and create huge opportunities in the Belt and Road Initiative. To strengthen policy coordination, to improve mechanism for cooperation, to promote the integration of development strategies, and to intensify people-to-people bond are the key moves and priority tasks. In this process, SiLKS must and will play an irreplaceable role by contributing our wisdom.

We, SiLKS members and partners, agree to continue to work together, take respective advantage, further step up efforts on information exchange, knowledge sharing, joint research and capacity building, and provide extraordinary intellectual support to the Belt and Road Initiative as well as world peace and development.

 

Adopted by SiLKS Members and Partners