Silk road dialogues deepens coop

Added On December 1, 2017

The UN Development Program China Office and Himalayan Consensus Institute have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of Silk Road Dialogues.

The dialogues aim at building resilience and advancing sustainable development in countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.
The Silk Road Dialogues hope to enhance people-to-people connectivity and share analysis and information related to cultural, social and economic aspects across countries of the Belt and Road Initiative.
An official of the UN Development Program (UNDP)China Office explained the defined role of the dialogues.
"UNDP is very much promoting the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. We are working with many developing countries to see what are their priorities for development, and what are the national plan for the sustainable development goals."
Himalayan Consensus Institute Founding Director said the dialogues can help solve conflict at an early stage.
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): LAURENCE BRAHM, Himalayan Consensus Institute
"In the case of Silk Road Dialogue established with UNDP China, our bigger objective is to look at the countries along the Belt and Road Initiative and to see where there could be a second track dialogue that could facilitate better understanding and communication. Because so many problems can be addressed at the early stage before they increase, and become actually national crisis or international crisis. So the question is how to look at those issues, rather than the effect. And critical in this is the environment."