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CIIE Achieves Global Recognition for Promotion of Development and Cooperation

The sixth China International Import Expo ( CIIE), which kicked off on Sunday (5/11) in Shanghai,
drew praise from foreign leaders and officials for its contribution in presenting business
opportunities to global companies , encourage international trade and cooperation, and promote
global economic development.

Australian Prime Minister (PM) Anthony Albanese said that both Australia and China had benefited
from regional development and stability. He noted that trade in goods and services had almost
doubled since the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement came into force in 2015, making more
high-quality Australian products available to consumers in China and providing important inputs for
Chinese businesses.

The Australian government will continue to encourage cooperation because building relationships
through dialogue and cooperation is in the interests of both Australia and China, Albanese said.
Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz said that Cuba considers it important to participate and
continue to participate in such a significant event.

Holding the sixth CIIE will help the international community drive global economic recovery and
develop world trade more innovatively and effectively, said Marrero.
China is Kazakhstan’s largest trading partner, and bilateral cooperation has also achieved a series
of results, said Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov, adding that more than 30 Kazakh
companies participated in the sixth CIIE.

Kazakhstan will continue to use the platform to bring more high-quality products to China’s huge
market, the Kazakh PM said. He further said that the next “30 golden years” in Kazakhstan-China relations will witness
substantial development opportunities, with economic and trade cooperation playing an important role.

The sixth CIIE is a “good opportunity to further consolidate and deepen Serbia-China relations,”
said Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic.

He said Serbia was one of the first countries to recognize the importance of the exhibition, adding
that his country had attracted many Chinese investors. From 2018 to 2022, trade between the two
countries experienced a significant increase, with Serbian exports to China increasing by 12.7

Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber said that many Iranian companies participated in
this year’s CIIE. He hopes that through this exhibition various parties can better understand Iran’s
strengths in various sectors.

Mokhber said, countries must share development opportunities, support the multilateral trading
system, and maintain the stability of industrial and supply chains. Meanwhile, South African Vice President Paul Mashatile expressed his gratitude to China for opening its market to the world, especially to African countries.

CIIE allows companies around the world to showcase their products and services and expand their
network of partnerships, Mashatile said.Apart from that, CIIE also shows China’s commitment to balancing trade relations with countries around the world, said Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on
Trade and Development ( UNCTAD ).

As China has proven, openness is not just about removing trade barriers or encouraging
investment, but also about opening minds to new ideas and opening hearts to cultural exchange,
Grynspan said.

Source : Antara News