Britain’s Hammond to attend China’s Belt and Road forum

April 16, 2019

LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Philip Hammond plans to attend China’s 2019 Belt and Road forum later this month, the Treasury said, subject to a clear parliamentary schedule.

Hammond met the Chinese Minister of Finance, Liu Kim on Friday at an IMF meeting. The two will also discuss British-China bilateral economic and financial cooperation when Hammond is in Beijing.

The first summit for Belt and Road — which envisions rebuilding the old Silk Road to connect China with Asia, Europe and beyond with massive infrastructure spending — was in 2017.

(Reporting by William Schomberg; writing by Kate Holton; editing by Andy Bruce)

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