A total of 53 African countries are expected to attend the 1st China- African Trade Expo, aiming to expand their economic and trade relationship with the world’s second-largest economy.
The capital city of central China’s Hunan province, will host the Expo from June 27 to 29, 2019.
He Baoxiang, Hunan’s deputy governor, said that more than 1,500 foreign guests, over 5,000 domestic guests, as well as more than 3,500 exhibitors, buyers, and professional visitors are expected to attend the prestigious event.
Representatives of international organisations like the United Nations Industrial Development ,Organisation, the World Food Programme, and the World Trade Organisation will also participate in the event.
The expo themed “win-win cooperation, forging ahead with the China-Africa economic and trade relations” is expected to focus on trade, agriculture, investment and financing, and infrastructure construction amongst others.
The event will include 14 sub-forums and an exhibition that will discuss new steps to boost the economic and trade cooperation between Africa and China.
The event is also expected to cement the influence of the Belt and Road initiative of President Xi Jinping.
Africa is one of the key partners of China for the initiative that aims to boost the economic and trade relationship between China and other continents including Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
The Hunan province is the perfect setting for the 1st China Africa Economic and Trade Expo. It played an important role in China’s reform and opening up. It is located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River in South Central China with an area of 211,800km2 and has a population of over 73 million.