On April 25, 2019, the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (hereinafter referred to as the BRF) kicked off in Beijing. In line with BGI’s commitment to supporting the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), BGI Group participated in the BRF and signed a number of cooperation agreements. The Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation
Dr. Wang Jian, Co-founder and President of BGI Group, was invited to attend in the first Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. “Belt and Road Initiative has brought important opportunities to countries and enterprises around the world,” Dr. Wang Jian said. “Adhering the vision of genomics to improve human health and benefit humanity, BGI is willing to support the prevention and control of public health, and to improve people’s well-being in countries along the route of Belt and Road, ” he further added.
Echoing the Belt and Road Initiative, BGI has leveraged its scientific research and industrial advantages to set up cooperation in healthcare services, science and technology services, high-end manufacturing, agriculture among other aspects of pragmatic cooperation with countries along the route of Belt and Road. BGI will continue to explore the opportunities to further strengthen cooperation and benefit more people around the globe with its advanced capabilities in life sciences, biotechnology, and gene technology.
About the Russian Direct Investment Fund:
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) was created in 2011 under the leadership of the President and Prime Minister of Russia. With reserved capital of $10 billion under management, RDIF has invested over 1.5 trillion rubles. RDIF also attracted over $40 billion of foreign capital into the Russian economy through long-term strategic partnerships.
Established in 1999, ICBA is an international, non-profit agricultural research center. Originally focused on the problems of salinity and using saline water for irrigated agriculture. Currently, ICBA is working on a number of technology developments, including the use of conventional and non-conventional, water and land management technologies and remote sensing and modeling for climate change adaptation.
About Belt and Road Initiative:
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a reference to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, was initiated by China in 2013 with the aim of enhancing all-around connectivity through infrastructure construction, exploring new driving forces for world economic growth, and building a new platform for world economic cooperation.