Second Belt and Road Forum Top-Level Attendees

The following list of heads of state and government in attendance at the Second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing (April 25-28, 2019) is based on a list given by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on April 19, verified against press reports from the actual forum.

Full List (Alphabetical Order by Country):

  1. Austria: Chancellor Sebastian Kurz
  2. Azerbaijan: President Ilham Aliyev
  3. Belarus: President Alexander Lukashenko
  4. Brunei: Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah
  5. Cambodia: Prime Minister Hun Sen
  6. Chile: President Sebastian Pinera
  7. Cyprus: President Nicos Anastasiades
  8. Czech Republic: President Miloš Zeman
  9. Djibouti: President Ismail Omar Guelleh
  10. Egypt: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
  11. Ethiopia: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed
  12. Greece: Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
  13. Hungary: Prime Minister Viktor Orban
  14. Italy: Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte
  15. Kazakhstan: Former President Nursultan Nazarbayev
  16. Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta
  17. Kyrgyzstan: President Sooronbay Jeenbekov
  18. Laos: President Bounnhang Vorachit
  19. Malaysia: Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad
  20. Mongolia: President Khaltmaa Battulga
  21. Mozambique:President Filipe Nyusi
  22. Myanmar: State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi
  23. Nepal: President Bidya Devi Bhandar
  24. Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan
  25. Papua New Guinea: Prime Minister Peter O’Neill
  26. The Philippines: President Rodrigo Duterte
  27. Portugal: President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
  28. Russia: President Vladimir Putin,
  29. Serbia: President Aleksandar Vucic
  30. Singapore: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
  31. Switzerland: President President Ueli Maurer
  32. Tajikistan: President Emomali Rahmon
  33. Thailand: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha
  34. The United Arab Emirates: Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid
  35. Uzbekistan: President Shavkat Mirziyoyev
  36. Vietnam: Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc

The following section breaks down the countries represented by top-level leaders according to region.


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  1. Djibouti
  2. Egypt
  3. Ethiopia
  4. Kenya
  5. Mozambique

Central Asia

  1. Kazakhstan
  2. Kyrgyzstan
  3. Tajikistan
  4. Uzbekistan

East Asia

  1. Mongolia


  1. Austria
  2. Azerbaijan
  3. Belarus
  4. Cyprus
  5. Czech Republic
  6. Greece
  7. Hungary
  8. Italy
  9. Portugal
  10. Russia
  11. Serbia
  12. Switzerland

Middle East

  1. UAE


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  1. PNG

South America

  1. Chile

South Asia

  1. Nepal
  2. Pakistan

Southeast Asia

  1. Brunei
  2. Cambodia
  3. Laos
  4. Malaysia
  5. Myanmar
  6. Philippines
  7. Singapore
  8. Thailand
  9. Vietnam

Note: Indonesia was actually represented by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, but included in China’s official count of 37 countries to be represented by a “head of state or government.”

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