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Syria joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative

The admission of Syria into the Chinese economic project is the latest sign of strengthening relations between Damascus and Beijing.
Chinese Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum on May 14, 2017 in Beijing, China.

Syria has joined a major Chinese initiative on global trade, infrastructure and connectivity. 

The head of Syria’s Planning and International Cooperation Commission, Fadi al-Khalil, signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s ambassador to Syria Feng Biao today on Syria joining the Belt and Road Initiative. The program will help Syria “open broad horizons of cooperation with China” and other countries, the official SANA news outlet reported. 

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