On September 7th, Li Rong, Counsel of Shandong Provincial Foreign Affairs Office, attended the Opening Ceremony of 2017 East Asia Marine Cooperation Platform Huangdao Forum and related events in Qingdao West Coast New Area. The forum, with the theme of Gateway to the World, was hosted by State Oceanic Administration and Shandong Provincial Government. Lin Qingshan, Deputy Administrator of State Oceanic Administration, Yu Guo’an, Vice Governor of Shandong Province, Meng Fanli, Mayor of Qingdao, attended the opening ceremony. Over 500 guests from 36 countries and regions including China, Japan, ROK, ASEAN, Europe and the US, were gathered to discuss win-win cooperation of the New Silk Road and promote international marine cooperation.
East Asia Marine Cooperation Platform, initiated by China, is a national level region-based cooperation platform. It embraces countries in East Asia and South East Asia to carry out marine cooperation and develop a hub of marine cooperation of the Belt and Road Initiative.