The two day ‘Asian Regional Conference on Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) : Prospects and Challenges’ organised by BIPSS ended on 13 September 2018. Eminent scholars from China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Singapore and Malaysia presented their papers on different aspects of BRI. The Inaugural Session of the Conference was addressed by the Chinese Ambassador in Bangladesh HE Zhang Zuo and President BIPSS Maj Gen Muniruzzaman (Retd).
A large number of participants attended the two day conference including Ambassadors, diplomats, journalists, academia, members of the armed forces etc. A four member delegation from Yunnan Academy of Social Science in Kunming also came to attend the conference. A special Press Meet was also arranged for the members of the local/foreign press to brief them on the BRI Conference. President BIPSS gave the initial brief and then the attending press members interacted with all the speakers in a Q&A session.