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President-elect Dr. Muizzu Expresses High Hopes for Belt and Road Development Initiative, Foresees Global Benefits

In recent years, the world has been closely observing China as it embarks on a global expedition. No longer content with being just a domestic powerhouse, China is keen on marking its footprint on the world stage. A significant emblem of this intent is the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a colossal infrastructural project connecting China with numerous countries. However, BRI is more than just a series of roads and maritime routes. It’s a statement. It’s a vision. It’s an emblem of China’s aspirations.
In a recent interview with Xinhua, Dr. Muizzu, the president-elect, stated, ‘’China and the Maldives have a good relationship that goes back many years. There were so many development projects and close cooperation that were carried out very successfully in the country."
‘’China and the Maldives have a good relationship that goes back many years. There were so many development projects and close cooperation that were carried out very successfully in the country."
President-Elect Dr Mohamed Muizzu
He also added that the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge is the most iconic and transformational development project carried out so far in the Maldives. It has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, not only living here but also visiting the Maldives. The greater Male’ region got an uplift because of this very important project that connected Male’ and Hulhumale'.
President Elect Dr. Muizzu asserted, “Also, there are many other belt and road projects, such as social housing projects, airport development projects, and so on, that have received various assistance from the Chinese government. I think the Maldives needs that kind of assistance and development partnership with China.”
President-elect Dr. Muizzu stated that this will be beneficial for the countries involved in it, for the region, and for the whole world. He believes that is the way forward and looks forward to that kind of assistance. He added, “I have very high expectations for this initiative.” He said, “I think Belt and Road Development can play a very crucial role in our development and also the development of all the countries in this initiative."
“I have very high expectations for this initiative.”
President-elect Dr Mohamed Muizzu
Dr. Muizzu also stated that this will be beneficial for the countries involved in it, for the region, and for the whole world. He believes that is the way forward and looks forward to that kind of assistance. He added, “I have very high expectations for this initiative.” He said, “I think Belt and Road Development can play a very crucial role in our development and also the development of all the countries in this initiative."
In conclusion, as China traverses the globe with its Belt and Road Initiative, it’s not just laying down roads and constructing bridges. It’s sowing the seeds of a new world order, one where development is collaborative, shared, and, most importantly, inclusive. The world watches with bated breath as this ancient civilization charts a new path, not just for itself but for all its global partners.