（中外新闻社 中外新闻网记者 韦燕 吴荣林 刘暖尧）第三届“一带一路”国际合作高峰论坛有来自151个国家和41个国际组织的代表来华参会，“万人盛会”再次体现出共建“一带一路”的巨大感召力和全球影响力。中国支持高质量共建“一带一路”八项行动，为“一带一路”明确了新方向，开辟了新愿景，注入了新动力。10月20日下午，中外新闻社在深圳希尔顿酒店采访了应邀来华出席第三届“一带一路”国际合作高峰论坛的亚美尼亚国家经济部部长瓦罕•科罗比扬阁下。
High leaders and representatives from 151 countries and 41 international organizations came to China to participate in the Third “Belt and Road” Forum for International Cooperation (BRF), which once again demonstrated the tremendous appeal and global influence of building the "Belt and Road Initiative" (BRI). China's eight actions to support the high-quality construction of the BRI have clarified a new direction, opened up a new vision and injected a new impetus for the future BRI. On the afternoon of October 20th, Home and Abroad News Press had an exclusive interview with H.E. Mr. Vahan Kerobyan, the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Armenia, in the Shenzhen Hilton Hotel.
记者: “瓦罕•科罗比扬部长您好！欢迎你来华出席第三届“一带一路”国际合作论坛。今年是中国提出“一带一路”倡议十周年，一些西方国家和西方媒体对共建“一带一路”倡议表示怀疑。请问您对此如何理解? 有何评价?”
Journalist asked: “Hello Dear Minister Vahan Korobyan! Welcome to China to attend the Third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. This year marks the 10th anniversary of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and some Western countries and media have expressed skepticism about the BRI. What is your view on the BRI? Do you have any comments about the BRI?”
Minister Korobyan said that Armenia was one of the first countries to support the Belt and Road Initiative, which has brought countries closer together, not only promoting the construction of important infrastructure, but also bringing people closer together, with tens of thousands of projects with trillions of dollars invested in many different countries, bringing prosperity to the world and benefiting the people of all countries. China is moving in the right direction in promoting the construction of the Belt and Road, and all countries have strong confidence in participating in the construction of the Belt and Road, with a bright future for the high-quality development of the Belt and Road. Peaceful development and win-win cooperation are the general trend and the will of the people. Pragmatic cooperation between Armenia and China within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative is being implemented in an orderly manner.
We asked: On the afternoon of the 18th, at the Third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, I listened to your speech. You believe that there is a lot of room for cooperation between China and Armenia, and that Armenia is working on joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which can be achieved by the end of this year. What are your plans and ideas for realizing this goal? What are your expectations for the next decade of the Belt and Road Initiative?
Minister Korobyan mentioned that joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is in the national interest of Armenia. Based on the huge demand for infrastructure construction in Asia, it will surely bring huge opportunities for Armenia. In the next decade of the "Belt and Road" we hope to see that China Railway Construction will continue to actively participate in construction industrialization, digitalization and green technology, and join hands with all walks of life around the globe to promote industrial change, technological upgrade and green transformation, promote industrial development with scientific and technological progress, drive the high-quality development of the industry through innovation, and make greater contributions to the innovation and development of the global construction industry. Armenia is becoming a new bridge between different economies in the world to gradually improve its relations with various trading partners.
As a major transportation hub connecting the north and south of the country, the Armenian North-South Highway is an important cooperation project between China and Armenia under the Belt and Road Initiative. With this highway, the travel time between the northern and southern ends of Armenia will be reduced by half. In addition, the highway will connect Georgia with Iran, enabling Armenia to play an important role in transit logistics in international transportation corridors. Chinese companies have other infrastructure projects in Armenia, such as reservoirs in the north, schools, etc. He emphasized that “Chinese investments and construction are very important, and we hope there will be more in the future, and we are ready to offer more projects to Chinese companies, including all aspects of the economy, culture, education and urban life.”
At the BRF this year, China announced eight actions to support the high-quality construction of the BRI, which impressed Mr. Kolobyan. He said: “China will strengthen and accelerate the pace of infrastructure construction and further enhance connectivity, which will also bring China and Central Asia closer together. “Whether in Europe or Asia, we are living in a ‘global village’, let's work together in the next decade to build strong infrastructure.”