Tunisia to take part in China International Import Expo, November 5-10 | Tunisia News Gazette

Tunisia to take part in China International Import Expo, November 5-10

Tunisia will take part in the China International Import Expo, November 5-10 in Shanghai, as part of the new silk roads initiative launched by the Chinese government, said on Tuesday Tunisian-Chinese Business Council Vice-President Dhouha Mizouni Chtourou.

This exhibition in which 1,800 enterprises from 120 countries signed up for, and which is expected to receive over 150 thousand professional buyers (mainly Chinese), will offer the opportunity for the Tunisian enterprises to promote their products and to better identify the Chinese market’s needs and specificities to better adapt offer, especially as China projects to raise the value of its imports to $10,000 billion in the next five years, she pointed out during the Tunisian-Chinese Economic Forum held at the UTICA headquarters by the Tunisian-Chinese Business Council, in partnership with the Chinese embassy to Tunisia, on the theme: Chinese investments, engine of development in Africa.

Chtourou also affirmed that one of the major objectives of the recently created Tunisian-Chinese business council consists in promoting Tunisia as a propitious site for Chinese investments, but also in paving the way for the Tunisian exports to the Chinese market, inciting the Tunisian enterprises to join this council which is a real source of information thanks to its relations with high-level Chinese partners, including the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) which counts over 800 thousand members.

Taking the floor, China’s new Ambassador to Tunisia Wang Wenbin highlighted the potential of developing the economic relations binding Tunisia and China and the partnership and cooperation opportunities offered in both countries.

Wenbin spoke about the One Belt, One Road initiative launched 5 years ago by the Chinese Government, aimed to consecrate the opening of the Chinese Market to the world and help boost economic and trade co-operation between counties and regions and develop an open global economy.

He estimated that as part of this initiative which has several thrusts (political co-ordination, infrastructure, trade, financial integration, etc.) Tunisia could be a platform of exchanges and investments for China.

Source: TAP News Agency

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