China welcomes Pakistan’s participation in CIIE for fourth consecutive year

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BEIJING, Nov 10 (APP): China was ready to work with Pakistan to further deepen and expand cooperation with Pakistan, said a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Wednesday, welcoming Pakistan’s participation in the China International Import Expo (CIIE) for the fourth consecutive year.

“We are pleased with the achievements of China-Pakistan economic and trade cooperation at the expo,” Wang Wenbin said during his regular briefing in response to a question raised by APP.

He said that the Chinese side was ready to work with Pakistan to further deepen and expand all-round cooperation, including trade, continuously enrich the connotation of China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership, and build a new era of closer China-Pakistan destiny community, bringing greater well-being to the two countries and their peoples.

The spokesperson said that the fruitful results achieved by the expo were a strong proof of China’s expanding opening up to the outside world.

Since the launch of the CIIE, it had become an important window for global enterprises to share China’s huge market opportunities, he added.

The 4th China International Import Expo (CIIE), world’s largest import-themed event was held from November 5 to 10 in Shanghai, China.

Pakistan Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque attended the opening ceremony and visited Pakistan’s pavilion established to promote Pakistani products.

He also visited different stalls set up by Pakistani traders and businessmen to showcase their products.

Talking to media, the ambassador said that “Pakistan had been participating in the event from the beginning. Prime Minister Imran Khan attended the first CIIE in 2018.”

He expressed the confidence that this expo would serve as a great opportunity for Pakistan to boost its exports.

The latest two expos were held during the pandemic period, and many Pakistani businessmen and companies could not participate physically. However, Pakistan businessmen still have access to this expo through online pavilions, he added.

Pakistan is exporting a large number of products in China. Textiles, leather, IT and food products including rice, mangoes and vegetables were among the major products sold to China.

More than 3,000 enterprises and corporate giants from 127 countries and regions around the globe brought their competitive products and state-of-the-art technologies to this year’s expo.’