Brussels (People's Daily) - China’s Inner Mongolia on Thursday held a virtual match-making meeting with its produce partners worldwide to boost its presence in international agricultural products market.
Hosted by the Department of Commerce of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and undertaken by the China Association of Trade in Services, the conference gained support from various chambers of commerce and countries.
More than 20 overseas buyers from countries such as Russia, Belarus, Iran, Egypt, Bangladesh, Nigeria, UAE and Kuwait participated in the conference, as well as 20 Inner Mongolia agricultural and livestock companies, more than 100 representatives from leading companies.
In his opening speech, Wang Wenjie, deputy director general of the Department of Commerce of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region said that Inner Mongolia is rich in agricultural and animal husbandry resources and has unique conditions for the development of green agricultural and animal products. The autonomous region is fully supporting the expansion of exports of advantageous and characteristic agricultural and animal products. It is hoped that through this online exchange meeting, all parties will establish close and stable channels of communication and strengthen cooperation with each other, so that Inner Mongolia's agricultural and livestock products can better reach the world and achieve common development and mutual benefit.
Bernard Dewit, chairman of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC) stated that 2020 is the "Year of Diversified Agricultural Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries". In the first half of this year, the trade volume of agricultural products between China and European countries reached 730 million US dollars, an increase of 8.2 percent. At the same time, it is necessary to make full use of the advantages of China-Europe freight trains and actively explore new ways of agricultural trade cooperation between Central and Eastern European countries and China.
Ugonna Udemba, president of Sino-Africa Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (SACCIMA) expressed the hope that the two sides will take this meeting as an opportunity to further strengthen communication and exchanges, paving the way for trade and investment cooperation between the two sides in the "post-pandemic" period, and for Inner Mongolia enterprises to open up the African market and thread the needle.
After the meeting, the two parties will discuss specific cooperation matters through e-mail and telephone, and strive to realize the order signing as soon as possible. Russian buyers said that the fair has a good innovative format and a strong sense of experience. It is the representatives of Inner Mongolia agricultural products enterprises who said that through this fair, more cooperation results will be implemented and new growth in international trade will be promoted.