BRI attracts participation of over three-fourth of world's countries: Qin Gang.

ISLAMABAD -- Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang said on Tuesday that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was a high-quality public good initiative by China which had attracted the participation of over three-fourths of countries in the world and 32 international organisations.

Addressing a press conference on the sidelines of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress, he said the BRI since its inception a decade ago had created some 420,000 jobs in countries along the routes and helped lift nearly 40 million people out of poverty.

Responding to the allegations that the BRI can lead to debt traps, he said it was not China that should be accused of creating the so-called debt traps.

As regards his country's foreign policy, Qin Gang said China would always be a builder of world peace, contributor to global development and defender of the international order.

Responding to a question, he said Chinese modernization offered solutions to many challenges and achieving that goal would be an unprecedented feat in human history.

Speaking on China-Russia relations, he said ties between the two countries were based on principles, which did not target any third country.

Both countries would be working toward ensuring multi-polarity, global strategic balance and stability, he added.

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