Georgia’s capital Tbilisi is hosting the inaugural Silk Road Forum, which is being attended by around 1,000 honourable guests from all over the world and ancient Silk Road.
Recently China has announced it's new strategy of "One Belt, One Road" and is investing $40 billion USD into revitalising ancient Silk Road route for trade.
Through this new Silk Road Georgia will link China to Europe with the shortest way that enabled China to transport cargo to Europe. So Georgia will restore its strategic importance as a transportation-infrastructural hub of the region and will create a transit corridor between Europe and Asia.
Today and tomorrow, October 15-16, government representatives from 30 countries, 20 international financial and donor organisation officials and envoys from about 300 large Chinese companies are participating in two-day forum.
The Tbilisi Silk Road Forum aimed to establish a platform for an annual high level meeting where regional partners could get together and explore opportunities, align visions and enhance bilateral partnerships in four main areas of cooperation: transport, energy, trade and business-to-business contacts.
The Tbilisi Silk Road Forum was a joint effort by the Georgian and Chinese governments and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to promote the sharing of ideas, experiences and expertise along the revived Silk Road and beyond.