Shanghai, November 4-The opening ceremony of the 3rd China International Import Expo was held in Shanghai on the 4th. Leaders of many countries gave speeches in the form of video at the opening ceremony. They spoke highly of China’s overcoming the pandemic challenges and holding the third CIIE as scheduled. They believed that this CIIE will open up new space for the development of all countries, share market opportunities with the world, and promote the world. Economic recovery and international trade cooperation injected new impetus.
Pakistani President Alvi said that the CIIE will help exporters from various countries better understand China’s commodity demand, expand exports to China, and promote global trade. While China continues to develop and progress, it will also provide more commodities to all countries in the world. Therefore, I would like to congratulate China for hosting such a large-scale Import Expo. I believe that through the holding of the CIIE, China’s trade ties with other countries in the world will become closer.
South African President Ramaphosa thanked President Xi Jinping and the Chinese people for overcoming difficulties for hosting the third CIIE as scheduled, saying that promoting trade and investment is of great significance to the current economic recovery. Africa is stepping up the construction of a free trade zone. China is Africa’s long-term important trading partner. The CIIE provides an important platform for African countries and enterprises. South Africa has actively participated in all previous CIIEs and congratulated the third CIIE for its complete success.
Chilean President Pinera thanked President Xi Jinping for the invitation and said that under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, China is committed to promoting mutual understanding and active cooperation among all countries in the world. We must take a long-term view and continue to work to eradicate poverty, reduce social inequality, improve healthcare and education, promote the digital technology revolution, and tackle climate change, so as to achieve sustainable development.
Uzbekistan’s President Mirziyoyev said that the holding of such a large-scale event as the CIIE fully proves that China’s economy has successfully recovered, and it also shows the necessity of strengthening international economic and trade cooperation in various fields. Uzbekistan spoke highly of the new policies formulated by Chinese leaders to stabilize trade, eliminate trade barriers, and promote global economic growth by strengthening economic integration among countries. We firmly believe that the third CIIE will inject new impetus into the recovery of world trade and the development of international economic cooperation.
Serbian President Vucic said that as the world’s best-performing economy, China has built the world’s top economic and trade promotion platform for all countries, and Serbia has the honor to participate in the exhibition for three consecutive years. Chinese investors have come to Serbia to invest and start businesses in recent years. Chinese companies have participated in the construction of transportation infrastructure projects in Serbia. Both the Hungary-Serbia railway and the expressways in Serbia and the region have demonstrated outstanding construction capabilities. There is still broad space for cooperation between Serbia and China in the aforementioned fields.
Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez said that Spain and China share a common vision for the future direction of development, and both are committed to establishing a stable and predictable multilateral framework to respond to the current and future needs in international trade, interconnection, climate change and other aspects. . The further opening of the Chinese market will provide more opportunities for Spanish companies. At the same time, China can also enjoy more of Spain’s high-quality products, as well as the international advantages of Spanish companies in the fields of infrastructure construction, renewable energy, biotechnology or water treatment and desalination.
The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Malape said that as the world’s second largest economy, China’s economic recovery is of great significance to all countries in the world. As an important platform for international trade, CIIE will undoubtedly open up new space for the development of all countries, share the development opportunities brought by China’s economic recovery and growth, and provide impetus for global trade and economic development under the current difficult situation.
Hungarian Prime Minister Orban said that this CIIE will be held in a special period. The pandemic tells us that countries must respect each other in international relations, otherwise the challenges will become more severe. I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate that Hungary is committed to strengthening cooperation with China and countries along the route to jointly build the “Belt and Road”, which is more important than ever. The pandemic requires us to cooperate in response to one of the most severe challenges in the world today.