In May 2017, during the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, GEIDCO signed MoUs with UNDESA, UNESCAP, African Union, the League of Arab States and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCCIA), which were included in the list of achievements of the Forum, signaling GEI has been incorporated into the Belt and Road initiative.
At the 9th CEM held in May 2018, the Regional and Global Energy Interconnection (RGEI) Initiative was approved, with RGEI working group established and the operating agent located in GEIDCO.
In July 2018, three main outcome documents of the Eighth Ministerial Meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF), namely Beijing Declaration of the Eighth Ministerial Meeting of CASCF, 2018-2020 Action Plan of CASCF, Action Declaration for China and Arab States to Jointly Build “Belt and Road”, all have incorporated GEI initiative and proposed to further strengthen cooperation on GEI development.
On April 25th 2019, during the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF), GEIDCO held a Showcase Event of GEIDCO Researches to align Global Energy Interconnection (GEI) with the Belt and Road Development. During the event, GEIDCO officially published the Research Report on the Belt and Road Energy Interconnection and the Development Report on Global Energy Interconnection for Promoting the Belt and Road and signed six cooperation agreements with the UN agencies, governments, international organizations and universities to jointly promote energy interconnection and the Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI) development. The achievement report and agreements have been included in the outcome list of the BRF forum on infrastructure connectivity.