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Set up New Cooperation Platform for Blue Economy and Contribute to the Quality Development of Maritime Silk Road---ICC Signs Strategic Cooperation Agreement with China Oceanic Development Foundation

Time:2019-06-26
 

For the sake of implementing the important spirit of promoting the Belt and Road development of President Xi Jinping,  and the working arrangements of NDRC on promoting the quality development of the Belt and Road on 8 of May ICC and China Oceanic Development Foundation signed Strategic Cooperation Agreement in Beijing on developing new channels for Blue Economy and the joint establishment of Oceanic Cooperation Center. Director General Huang Yong of ICC and Secretary General Pan Xinchun of the Foundation attended the signing ceremony. Both sides will focus on the development of the Maritime Silk Road, the enhancement of international exchanges and cooperation in the field of the Blue Economy, the establishment of cooperation platforms for the development of the Blue Industries, the setup of high-end think tanks with the relation to the Blue Economy and etc. under the strategic cooperation framework and make positive contributions to the exploration of effective modes for the quality development of the Maritime Silk Road.

At the signing ceremony, Secretary General Pan briefed the achievements made by the Foundation on participating in global marine economy governance, conducting research on Arctic Circle sea route, expanding international cooperation on the Blue Economy and etc. and the positive approaches to promoting the quality development of the Belt and Road. In the future, the China Oceanic Development Foundation will take the opportunity of working together with ICC, set up efficient working mechanisms, new cooperation platforms and promote the implementation of demonstrative projects with the relation to the quality development of the Blue Economy under the framework of the Belt and Road initiative.

Huang said, under the guidance of the Socialist thought of Xi Jinping with Chinese characteristics in the New Era, promoting the development of the Blue Economy and facilitating maritime connectivity and cultural exchanges will provid strong support for the deepening of the Belt and Road cooperation and the establishment of the maritime community with shared future for mankind. The cooperation between ICC and China Oceanic Development Foundation is at the right time and with bright prospects. In the future, both sides will join hands to develop pragmatic cooperation in multiple fields.

According to the Agreement, ICC and China Oceanic Development Foundation will develop pragmatic cooperation in 5 areas: (1) set up cooperation mechanism for the Belt and Road Blue Industry development; (2) organize communication events that serve the Belt and Road Blue Economy cooperation; (3) promote the establishment of the Blue Economy Alliance; (4) contribute to the high-level development of the maritime economy industrial parks; (5) establish high-end international think tanks with the relation to the Blue Economy.
The Signing Ceremony 

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