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CORRECTED: Venezuela hopes no country hinders China's 'fantastic' Silk Road initiative

Reuters  |  BEIJING 

(Corrects the fourth paragraph to say Venezuela's trade and investment is "gigantic and enormous" with China, not in China)

(Reuters) - China's Belt and Road initiative is "fantastic" but obstacles could arise from some countries who see it as a potential threat, a senior official from said on Sunday.

"We wish for those other countries in the world not to make any obstacles to the success of this initiative," said Felix Gonzalez, vice minister of foreign affairs for Middle East, Asia and Oceania, on the sidelines of a two-day Belt and Road summit in

Gonzalez declined to name specific countries that may look to hinder China's Silk Road programme.

Venezuela's trade and investment with is "gigantic and enormous" and more was expected from Asia's top economy, as well as from other Silk Road members, he added.

He didn't give any specific investment figures for new projects expected to be signed under the initiative.

(Reporting by Yawen Chen and Chen Aizhu; Editing by Randy Fabi)

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