STATEMENT: Canton Fair delegation seeks to boost European trade ties ahead of 135th session

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STATEMENT: Canton Fair delegation seeks to boost European trade ties ahead of 135th session

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GUANGZHOU, China, March 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the 135th China Import and Export Fair ("Canton Fair"), Chu Shijia, vice president and secretary general of the event, also general director of the Center for China Foreign Trade, has embarked on a promotional trip to Greece, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Chu's conversations with local business leaders in these nations highlighted the ongoing high-quality growth of China's economy and its progress toward Chinese modernization, which he believes will open up new global opportunities. He highlighted that the Canton Fair serves as a vital platform not only for China but for the entire world.

In Athens, during an exchange with the Greek business community, Chu reviewed history and said: "China and Greece, both ancient civilizations, have witnessed a lasting friendship through the ancient Silk Road. Under the strategic leadership of our leaders, the economic cooperation of China and Greece has achieved significant results. The Canton Fair opens a window to the world and we look forward to active participation from the Greek business community to promote economic and trade development between China and Greece, contribute to the recovery global economy and build an open world economy."

The promotional event in London had a significant scale, where Chu and his team held talks with the 48 Group Club and the China-Britain Business Council. Chu introduced that the 135th Canton Fair will have an optimized exhibition structure, a concentration of high-quality enterprises and a large number of innovative products. Jack Perry, president of the 48 Group Club, expressed his intention to lead a delegation to the 135th Canton Fair and explore establishing a strategic partnership with the event.

During the promotional conference in Dublin, Chu mentioned that "China's recent announcement of unilateral visa waiver for Ireland will further promote cooperation between companies from both countries." In light of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Ireland, he invited the Irish business community to actively participate in the fair, access the Chinese market, seize Chinese opportunities and expand bilateral economic and trade collaboration.

The business communities of Greece, the United Kingdom and Ireland have responded positively to the promotional activities of the Canton Fair. Local companies and institutions have expressed their desire to attend the event, expand cooperation with Chinese companies, promote business development and continue the beautiful friendship.

The delegation signed partnership agreements with the Hellenic Chinese Business Chamber and the Irish Trade and Industry Association (ICAOI) on this tour, bringing the Canton Fair's global partners to 195 covering 103 countries and regions.

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