SRCIC member attended the 4th China-Arab States Expo
9 Sep 2019


The 4th China-Arab States Expo was successfully held on September 5-8, 2019, in Yinchuan, Ningxia. Cao Jianming, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, attended the opening ceremony, delivered a congratulatory letter from President Xi Jinping, and gave a keynote speech.


Organizations and enterprises from 89 countries, 107 delegations, and more than 2,900 regional business associations participated in a series of activities, including the opening ceremony, eight exhibitions and investment promotions, four forums, and events staged by the guest province of Jiangsu. Participants also carried out extensive business networking and industrial investigations in trade and investment, high-tech, internet plus, digital economy, infrastructure and capacity cooperation.


SRCIC member Mr. Kassem Tofailli, President of Arab Chinese Cooperation and Development Association (ACCDA), attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech at the 2nd Ningxia International Friendship Forum. 162 representatives from local governments and international friendship organizations in 21 countries were present at the Forum. The delegates also participated in the parallel sessions of the China-Arab States Expo.


Group photo of Chairman Kasim Tufali (first from right) with guests attending the opening ceremony


Mr. Kassem Tofailli briefed the efforts made by ACCDA in promoting cultural and people-to-people exchanges between Arab countries and China. He suggested the participating international organizations join non-profit organizations such as the Silk Road NGO Cooperation Network and the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC), who advocate stronger cooperation under the framework of Belt and Road Initiative. Thanks to SRCIC and its Silk Road Sunshine Fund, some Arab students have been able to study in China, who will be future ambassadors to further Sino-Arab cooperation and Sino-Arab friendship.


SRCIC member Mr. Daurov Khussey, Chairman of the Dungan Association of Kazakhstan, was also invited to the opening ceremony and the 3rd China-Arab States Business Summit. The Summit was co-organized by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Secretariat of the League of Arab States, General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, and the People's Government of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.


Group photo of Chairman Daurov Khussey (first from left) with other guests


The 4th China-Arab States Expo was themed "New Opportunity, New Future," adhered to the principle of "extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits", and focused on economic and trade cooperation, high and new technology, digital economy, and production capacity cooperation. At the signing ceremony, a total of 362 projects were signed between China and Arab States, suggesting RMB 185.42 billion yuan of investment and trade. The signed projects cover a variety of sectors, including modern agriculture, high and new technology, equipment manufacturing, infrastructure, production capacity cooperation, industrial park construction, "Internet + medical and health", tourism cooperation etc.


Source: part of the content is extracted from the relevant reports of Xinhuanet