On 28 March 2015, the Chinese State Council presented the principles, framework, key areas of cooperation and mechanisms for cooperation on the initiative. [42] The BIS is considered a strategic element of the foreign policy of the People`s Republic of China and was enshrined in its Constitution in 2017. [4] Poland, the Baltic States, Northern Europe and Central Europe are therefore also connected to the Maritime Silk Road and are logistically connected to East Africa, India and China through the ports of the Adriatic and Piraeus. Overall, maritime links for container transport between Asia and Europe will be reorganised. Unlike the longer traffic in East Asia via north-west Europe, the South Sea route through the Suez Canal towards the Trieste junction shortens freight traffic by at least four days. [27] [28] [29] 2) Steady progress in international cooperation in industrial development and third-party markets. Given that faster growth in the B-R countries has generated enormous market demands for international industrial cooperation, China has taken active steps to strengthen market-oriented industrial cooperation with relevant countries in all areas, in order to enhance the industrial structure and raise the level of industries in those countries. China currently has signed industrial cooperation agreements with more than 40 countries, including Kazakhstan, Egypt, Ethiopia and Brazil. It has linked industrial cooperation programmes with regional organisations such as ASEAN, the African Union and CELAC. China has signed third-party cooperation agreements with France, Italy, Spain, Japan and Portugal on the market.

China hosted the Second Belt and Road Forum on International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing from 25 to 27 April 2019. Since the first AND second BRFs, national governments, local authorities and businesses have concluded a number of cooperation agreements, important measures and practical results. As a host country, China compiled the most representative results and compiled a list of the results of the second BRF. The list contains 283 concrete results in six categories: initiatives proposed or launched by China, bilateral and multilateral documents signed during or just before the second BRF, multilateral cooperation mechanisms under the BRF, investment projects and project lists, project and project financing by local authorities and businesses. 14.La China International Capital Corporation and the Moscow Stock Exchange signed a memorandum on strategic cooperation and helped Kazatomprom complete its listing in the GDR at the LSE. 7.The Chinese government has signed cultural exchange and cooperation agreements with the governments of Niger, Pakistan, Namibia, Nigeria, Mauritius and Guinea and will sign cooperation documents with the governments of Nepal and Romania to prevent theft, clandestine excavations and the illegal importation and export of cultural property. 31.La Development Bank of China has signed cooperation agreements with the Angolan Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Finance of Belarus. 5) Efforts underway during years of disaster relief, aid and poverty alleos. Since the first Belt and Road for International Cooperation forum, China has provided RMB2 billion in emergency food aid to developing countries participating in the initiative, injecting an additional $1 billion into the South-South Cooperation Fund and 100 Happy Home projects, 100 anti-poverty projects and 100 health rehabilitation projects. China participated in 8 joint cultural relic protection programmes with 6 countries and 15 common archaeological activities with 12 countries. China has equipped Laos and other countries with seismic monitoring equipment to improve their early warning and disaster response capabilities.

China has launched 24 cooperation programmes with civil society organizations in Cambodia and Nepal to improve the lives of the local population.