Xi tours CIIE country pavilions with foreign leaders
Updated 16:55, 08-Nov-2018
Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the Country Pavilions at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai after he made a keynote speech at the opening ceremony on Monday, along with foreign leaders attending the expo.
During the visit, President Xi said the event provided a platform for strengthening cooperation among the participating countries.
He said exports to China have diversified the country's market and satisfied the shifting needs of its consumers.
The Chinese president also encouraged other countries to continue exporting high-quality goods to China and achieve win-win results.
Along with Xi, other world leaders said they appreciate China's support for their countries' participation, and the CIIE has shown China's openness and inclusiveness.
They spoke highly of China's development and President Xi's speech at the opening ceremony.
They also said they value the Chinese market and support free trade.
The venue area is about 30,000 square meters, and is exclusively reserved for country exhibitions, not for business transactions. A total of 82 countries and three international organizations are participating in this section, with 71 booths being set up. The participating countries exhibit their national symbols, economic and trade achievements and featured products.
The 12 guest countries of honor, including Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt, Russia, the UK, Hungary, Germany, Canada, Brazil and Mexico, have set up featured pavilions.
China, as the host country, has also established the China Pavilion, including exhibiting areas for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.