Singapore, 16 October 2023 – Senior Minister of State (SMS) for Sustainability and the Environment Dr Amy Khor will visit Beijing, China from 17 to 18 October 2023 to attend the Third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation at the invitation of the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and the Environment.
2 The Belt and Road Forum (BRF) is the highest-level platform for international cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which was first announced by the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping in 2013 with the goal of enhancing connectivity and infrastructure development across Asia. This year’s BRF will be held in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the BRI.
3 Themed “High-quality Belt and Road Cooperation: Together for Common Development and Prosperity”, the third Belt and Road Forum comprises three high-level forums on Connectivity, Green Development and Digital Economy. SMS Khor will attend the forum on Green Development and deliver opening remarks at the High-Level Seminar on “A New Outlook on Green Silk Road”. She will share Singapore’s initiatives on the green economy, green transport, food security and water management. She will also deliver a speech at a High-Level Forum on Green Development where she will discuss global trends in climate action and green development.
4 SMS Khor will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment and PUB (Singapore’s National Water Agency).