Parallel Session on Trade and Investment held at the China International Import Expo
Updated 16:15, 09-Nov-2018
By CGTN's Wang Hui
At the China International Import Expo's (CIIE) Parallel Session on Trade and Investment, guests discussed and tried to find solutions for boosting international trade and investment, and inject long-term development momentum into global economy. 
Some government heads made keynote speeches stressing the significance of the expo on facilitating global trade, and the importance of an open global economy.
Parallel session on Trade and Investment. /CGTN Photo

Parallel session on Trade and Investment. /CGTN Photo

Georgia's first vice prime minister and minister of finance talked about the CIIE.
"The China International Import Expo is the Chinese government's initiative that aims at improving the trade and balance in the region. We believe CIIE will serve as a powerful tool for trade facilitation, which will automatically result in increasing global trade in the one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world. "
Dalia Grybauskaite, the president of Lithuania, said, "We strongly believe openness, what we are hearing today from the Chinese side both from trade and investment, is an absolutely necessary element from global growth. It's not only trade security, but also for social security and all other security. So, that's why we are very happy to join efforts to security and expand and open the global economy." 
"China matters to the EU, and the EU matters to China. So, let's further deepen our partnership, strengthen the global trade system together," said Didier Reynders, Belgian vice prime minister and minister of finance.