Xinhua Silk Road - Belt and Road Portal, China's silk road economic belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Website Xinhua Silk Road - Belt and Road Portal, China's silk road economic belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Website
Subscribe CustomBlackClose

Belt & Road Weekly Subscription Form

download_pop

Research ReportCustomBlackClose

The full edition of the report is available at Xinhua Silk Road Database. You can click the “Table of Content” to have a general understanding of it.

Click on the button below to create your account and get immediate access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial

Xinhua Credit

HOME >

What are the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries?

June 18, 2020


Abstract : ​As of March 2020, the number of countries that have joined the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China is 138*.

Participants visit the exhibition hall at the fourth Belt and Road Summit in Hong Kong, south China, Sept. 11, 2019. Around 5,000 people from across the globe attended the fourth Belt and Road Summit that opened here Wednesday to explore new opportunities over the Belt and Road Initiative. Co-organized by China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the two-day meeting gathered more than 80 government officials and business leaders from China and other countries along the the Belt and Road to share the latest developments related to the initiative. (Xinhua/Lu Hanxin)

Countries of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

As of March 2020, the number of countries that have joined the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China is 138.

The countries of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are spread across all continents:

38 countries are in Sub-Saharan Africa

Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Rep., Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

34 BRI countries are in Europe & Central Asia (including 18 countries of the European Union (EU) that are part of the BRI)

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

25 BRI countries are in East Asia & pacific

Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, South Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam

17 BRI countries in Middle East & North Africa

Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

18 BRI countries are in Latin America & Caribbean

Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

6 countries are in South East Asia

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

For some countries that are listed as having signed an MoU for the BRI, the availability of independent information is contradictory. For example, the seven countries of Austria, Benin, Comoros, Congo D.R., Dominica, Niger and Russian Federation have not published a confirmation of signing a full MoU or even denied it. These countries are listed as "null" in the following map of countries of the Belt and Road Initiative.

The high-level meeting of the Second Beltand Road Forum for International Cooperation is held in Beijing, capital of China, April 26, 2019. (Xinhua/Chen Yehua)

About the Belt and Road Initiative

The Belt and Road Initiative is the abbreviation of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the twenty-first Century Maritime Silk Road (abbreviated BRI). BRI is a development initiative that focuses on connectivity and cooperation among countries. It consists of two main components, the land-based "Silk Road Economic Belt" and oceangoing "21st-century Maritime Silk Road ".

Scan the QR code and push it to your mobile phone

Keyword: BRI Belt and Road Belt and Road countries BRI countries Belt and Road Initiative countries

Reading:

China's power generation grows faster in June

INVISTA breaks ground on chemical plant in Shanghai

Xinhua Special: Hainan - New frontier of China's opening-up

Securities firms see AM biz rebound after 2-yr contraction

Construction on 101 projects begins in SW. China's Guizhou Province on Tue.

Write to Us belt & road login close

Do you want to be a contributor to Xinhua Silk Road and tell us your Belt & Road story? Send your articles to [email protected] and share your stories with more people.

Click on the button below to create your account and get im http://img.silkroad.news.cn/templates/silkroad/en2017te access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial

Ask Us A Question belt & road login close

If you have any questions, please enter them in the box below.

Reload

Write to Us belt & road login close

Do you want to be a contributor to Xinhua Silk Road and tell us your Belt & Road story? Send your articles to silkroadweekly@xinhua.org and share your stories with more people.

Click on the button below to create your account and get im http://img.silkroad.news.cn/templates/silkroad/en2017te access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial