China-Arab expo to take place in September
Beijing, July 22, 2013
The 2013 Chine-Arab States Expo, which will focus on the key areas including agriculture, energy, chemicals and new technologies, is set to be held in Ningxia, China in September.
The expo will take place from September 15 to 19 and will act as an international cooperation platform to enhance cooperation between China and the Arab world.
Despite the global economy's slow recovery, China's cooperation with Arab countries is increasingly vibrant, with bilateral trade experiencing fast growth. China's bilateral trade with Arab countries reached a new high, with 14 per cent year-on-year growth to $222.4 billion in 2012, said a statement.
Ningxia Hui region chairman Liu Hui said that the State Council approved the establishment of the Ningxia inland open economic pilot zone and the Yinchuan comprehensive bonded zone last September, putting Ningxia at the forefront of a recent policy to try new and different approaches to developing trade opportunities.
The event's name was changed from the China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum to the China-Arab States Expo. It is being co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of China, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and the government of Ningxia Hui autonomous region, he added.
Several domestic and foreign political leaders have been invited to speak at the opening ceremony, with each speaker presenting their vision for development and their proposals for achieving that development.
The event will include forums and conferences including the China-Arab Agricultural Cooperation Forum, the China-Arab Energy Cooperation Forum, the China-Arab Financial Cooperation Forum, the World Muslim Commercial Traveler Conference, the China-GCC Countries Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum, and the China-Arab Infrastructure Investment and Financing Forum, besides exhibits on halal foods and supplies. - TradeArabia News Service