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Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor

Updated: 2017-04-19 | By: China.org.cn

Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor

The proposal for a Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor (BCIMEC) was unveiled by China and India during Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to India in May 2013, with the objective of linking the two huge markets of China and India and enhancing regional connectivity. Bangladesh and Myanmar welcomed the proposal. In December 2013, the first meeting of the BCIMEC joint working group was held in Kunming, and a joint study plan was signed by all parties, leading to the establishment of a mechanism for cooperation among the four governments.

When meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India in September 2014, President Xi Jinping suggested that China and India spearhead a joint effort to accelerate the construction of the BCIMEC under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.

At its second meeting in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh in December 2014, the BCIMEC joint working group discussed the vision, priorities, and direction of future development of the BCIMEC. In addition to bringing benefits to the four countries directly involved, the corridor is also expected to spur growth in South, Southeast and East Asia as well.

孟中印缅经济走廊

2013年5月,李克强总理访问印度期间,中印两国共同倡议建设孟中印缅经济走廊,推动中印两个大市场更紧密连接,加强该地区互联互通。倡议得到孟加拉国、缅甸两国的积极响应。2013年12月,孟中印缅经济走廊联合工作组第一次会议在昆明召开,各方签署了孟中印缅经济走廊联合研究计划,正式建立了四国政府推进孟中印缅合作的机制。

2014年9月,习近平主席在访问印度期间同莫迪总理会谈时提出中印双方要加快推进孟中印缅经济走廊建设,开展在“一带一路”框架内的合作。

2014年12月,在孟加拉国考斯巴萨举行了孟中印缅经济走廊联合工作组第二次会议,讨论并展望了经济走廊的前景、优先次序和发展方向。孟中印缅经济走廊不仅直接惠及四国,其辐射作用将有助于带动南亚、东南亚、东亚三大经济板块联合发展。