"China will continue to promote world peace and progress with its own stability and development and work together with all parties to achieve win-win cooperation," Ma Hui, Chinese Ambassador to Cuba, said, adding that there is a long way to go for a global economic recovery with unprecedented challenges facing human society.
Meanwhile, Indonesian Ambassador to Cuba Nana Yuliana said at the seminar that trade between Indonesia and China has grown over the past five years.
The BRI provides an excellent opportunity to develop Indonesia's connectivity and infrastructure and strengthen its position in the global market, she added.
The BRI, which consists of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, was proposed by China in 2013 to build trade and infrastructure networks connecting Asia and the rest of the world.
Over the past decade, more than 150 countries and 32 international organizations have signed documents under the BRI framework.
BREAKING: Cuba signs go-ahead in China's Belt and Road Initiative.
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"Chinese projects under the BRI demonstrate the commitment of both countries to strengthen bilateral ties, promote development and foster cooperation in various sectors, including infrastructure, trade and energy," said Maher El-Adawy, Egyptian Ambassador to Cuba.
Pakistani Ambassador to Cuba Shahbaz Malik said that joint projects between Pakistan and China under the BRI have contributed significantly to developing the energy and transport sectors.
"Pakistan and China enjoy a time-tested, unique and consistent relationship. It is an iron-clad brotherhood based on mutual trust and credibility," he said.
The BRI is marked by an open practice guided by the principles of consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, said Eduardo Regalado, senior researcher at the International Policy Research Center of Cuba.
"The Belt and Road Initiative strengthens the construction of a multipolar world aimed at building a fair order and governance that meet the needs of development and peace," he added.
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