List of Attendees to the 1st Belt and Road Summit in Beijing

Below, find a list of confirmed attendees at China’s Belt and Road Forum, to be held in Beijing May 14-15. Sources are hyperlinked wherever possible; entries without hyperlinks are based on statements provided to The Diplomat.

  1. Afghanistan: Unspecified minister-level delegation
  2. Argentina: President Mauricio Macri
  3. Australia: Trade Minister Steve Ciobo
  4. Azerbaijan: Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev
  5. Bangladesh: Unspecified minister-level delegation
  6. Belarus: President Alexander Lukashenko
  7. Brazil: Secretary for Strategic Affairs Hussein Ali Kalout
  8. Cambodia: Prime Minister Hun Sen
  9. Chile: President Michelle Bachelet
  10. China: President Xi Jinping
  11. Czech Republic: President Milos Zeman
  12. Egypt: Trade and Industry Minister Tarek Kabil
  13. Ethiopia: Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn
  14. Fiji: Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama
  15. Finland:  Minister of Transport and Communications of Finland Anne Berner
  16. France: Jean-Pierre Raffarin, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, Defense and Armed Forces in the French Senate
  17. Germany: Minister of Economic Affairs Brigitte Zypries
  18. Greece: Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
  19. Hungary: Prime Minister Viktor Orban
  20. Indonesia: President Joko Widodo
  21. Iran: Minister of Economy and Finance Ali Tayebnia
  22. Italy: Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni
  23. Japan: LDP Secretary General Toshihiro Nikai
  24. Kazakhstan: President Nursultan Nazarbayev
  25. Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta
  26. Kyrgyzstan: President Almazbek Atambayev
  27. Kuwait: Minister of the Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber
  28. Laos: President Bounnhang Vorachith
  29. Malaysia: Prime Minister Najib Razak
  30. Maldives: Economic Minister Mohamed Saeed
  31. Mongolia: Prime Minister Jargaltulga Erdenebat
  32. Myanmar: State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi
  33. Romania: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Environment Gratiela Gavrilescu
  34. Nepal: Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara
  35. New Zealand:  Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith
  36. North Korea: Confirmed to be sending an official delegation;  the delegation will be led by Kim Yong-jae, the North Korean minister of external economic relations, according to a number of South Korean media reports
  37. Pakistan: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
  38. Philippines: President Rodrigo Duterte
  39. Poland: Prime Minister Beata Szydło
  40. Russia: President Vladimir Putin
  41. Saudi Arabia: Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih
  42. Serbia: Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic
  43. Singapore: Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong
  44. South Korea: Ambassador to China Kim Jang-sooPark Byeong-seug, National Assembly member for the Democratic Party
  45. Spain: Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
  46. Sri Lanka: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
  47. Switzerland: President Doris Leuthard
  48. Syria: unspecificed minister-level delegation
  49. Thailand: five ministers: Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Transportation Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Minister of Commerce Apiradi Tantraporn, Minister of Digital for Economy and Society Pichet Durongkaveroj, and Minister of Science and Technology Atchaka Sibunruang
  50. Tunisia: Culture Minister Mohamed Zine El-Abidine
  51. Turkey: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  52. UAE: Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and Group CEO of ADNOC
  53. Ukraine: unspecified official delegation
  54. United Kingdom: Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond
  55. United States: Matt Pottinger, National Security Council senior director for Asia
  56. Uzbekistan: President Shavkat Mirziyoyev
  57. Vietnam: President Tran Dai Quang

3 thoughts on “List of Attendees to the 1st Belt and Road Summit in Beijing”

  1. “No Small Thing” – GCR/RV Geopolitical Overview – Saturday – May 13, 2017


    In acting school they like to teach that there are no small parts, only small actors.

    But audition for enough medical incontinence infomercials and that philosophy is blown to smithereens quickly.

    However, if you want to make something that’s really big appear as really small, break it up into 1,000 little pieces and hand over a huge loaf of bread as hundreds of tiny pieces.

    That’s what the NPTB did with the GCR/RV roll out in terms of public disclosure–and also why it also took so damn long to convert your currencies.

    Something as big as the global transition of the world’s monetary authority should never appear immanently real for safety’s sake.

    Meaning, anonymity through relative obscurity via “random press releases” and “uncoordinated events” is the most prudent pathway to releasing such a massive blessing out to the most people humanly possibly.

    Believe it, don’t believe it… that is what happened over these last several years and is still happening today, right now.

    This is a really good lesson for those of us redeeming large volumes of currency this coming week.

    The bigger we are financially, the smaller we should appear publicly in order to accomplish the greatest good for others.

    Just saying. Think about keeping your profile low and ego even lower. Humility is your greatest protector being this wealthy.

    Listed below are major individual events that have all been scheduled in what appears to be separate events this weekend, but in actuality they are coordinated in precise lock-step, and happening in real time, all over the world, during this glorious and historic period (Saturday or Sunday depending on your time zone).

    So drink it in D-Land. Marinated in the mercy while it last because it won’t for long.

    This is the last worthless weekend you’ll ever have to spend in financial irrelevance and abject poverty.

    God is with us.

  2. I am really glad, about the amount of countries involved this is Fantastic, “I HOPE”
    The countries not listed Mm Not surprised there. But that says alot too.
    Go B.R.I.C.S Bit worried about south Africa Mmm

    1. Yes– I am South African to the bone and although Russia, Brazil and of course China, are all at this first and brilliant milestone “One Belt One Road” Summit– why is SA and India not there?? India very much into the west’s one way road to hell, I presume … but part of BRICS, tiny as SA is– that’s where we should be right now– nothing stopping us from being there surely! Found it sickening, when I searched and no SA! Great concern mounting in my heart for our beloved country’s future …. Political bedlam the order of the day right now…

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