First Mongolia-China Expo to strengthen economic tiesPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The rirst Mongolia-China Expo opened October 23 in Hohhot, the capital city of China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous region. It will complete on Tuesday.
The organizers of the Expo are China’s Ministry of Commerce, Mongolia Ministry of Industry and the People’s Government of Chinese Autonomous Inner Mongolia.
The sides considered that the event themed “Developing cooperation corridor by connecting the Steppe Road with the Silk Road” will not only have effect on economic and business cooperation, but also expand cooperation in education, health and culture.
The expo comprises four main events, including investment and trade agreement, exhibition, fair and cultural events.
Some 800 Mongolians, including businessmen and delegates from companies and academic institutions, and 2,000 delegates from China’s trade and industry spheres are taking part in the ongoing action, with a total of 8,000 political and business figures from two Koreas, Philippines, Germany, France, Russia, Japan and Australia, as well as from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao of the People’s Republic of China.
On Monday, Xinhua quoted the President Xi Jinping as saying in his letter to the Expo, “The first China-Mongolia Expo will serve as an important platform to improve economic cooperation and cultural exchange between China and Mongolia. China highly values the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, and is ready to integrate China's 'Belt and Road' initiative with Mongolia's Steppe Road plan based on mutual respect, benefit, and win-win cooperation."
In his congratulatory letter, Mongolian President Ts.Elbegdorj also lauded the role the Expo will play in the bilateral pragmatic cooperation and the Mongolia-China comprehensive strategic partnership.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong said at the opening ceremony, that recent years have witnessed deepening political mutual trust, closer trade and economic cooperation as well as people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.