After a meeting with the transport Minister of China Li Xiaopeng U. augulis indicated that China appreciates Latvia shown by the interest and support of the Chinese initiative, especially in the field of railway transport, where Latvia is the only Baltic countries — were able to connect both countries by the route of the container train. The Ministry of communications of the Republic of Lithuania noted the necessity of active work on the inclusion of Latvia in the New silk road, but recognize with satisfaction that the first "homework" has already been done.
While dedicated to the initiative of the forum was held a presentation of the Latvian ports, designed to facilitate its use by the Chinese entrepreneurs to deliver their goods and to attract investment in the development of port infrastructure.
The purpose of the Chinese initiative "One belt and one road" is the creation of a modern network of transport and communication lines for interconnection of Nations and continents. It involves the construction of a global scale infrastructure — roads, Railways, pipelines, ports, power lines. The project involved more than 70 countries, and implementation is planned in the next 30-40 years.