Economic cooperation can be boosted by upcoming Chinese trade expos – official
A number of upcoming trade expos can provide new opportunities and prospects of economic and trade cooperation between China and Namibia, Chinese Ambassador to Namibia, Zhang Yiming said this week.
The first event is the China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo scheduled from 27 to 29 June in Changsha, while the second China International Import Expo is slated for November.
Yiming said in June the Minister of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development, Tjekero Tweya will lead a 22 member delegation as well as other members of leading companies to take part in the expo.
“I sincerely welcome friends of Namibia to actively participate in the expos and seize the opportunity to explore the Chinese market so as to promote the development of economic relations,” he added.
According to Yiming, Namibia exports agricultural products such as oysters, beef and grapes to China, which has become a promising platform for continued trade prospects.
“I am optimistic that this expo will boost the people to people relations as well as strengthen the economic and trade ties currently being enjoyed between the two nations,” he added.
Meanwhile, according to a recent published article 53 African countries have confirmed attending the inaugural China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo.
The Expo was proposed in the discussions at the 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, and is establishing a new mechanism for economic and trade cooperation between China and African countries.