Pakistani Stands Showcase Export-Oriented Products at China-Asean Exhibition
NANNING: Pakistani traders and businessmen on Friday presented marble, wooden handicrafts, rugs, leather garments and other products of the country at the 18th China-Asean Expo in Nanning, China.
Pakistan, with an exhibition area of 81 square meters, has set up a pavilion, as well as 24 booths to showcase its national image and exhibit its products to further promote its trade and cooperation with China and the countries of the Asean.
Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque visited various booths and spoke with Pakistani businessmen and buyers.
Addressing APP, he said, the China-Asean Expo will serve as a platform to boost the in-depth development of Sino-Pakistani cooperation and cooperative strategic partnership in all weather.
He said that, like the previous year, Pakistan participates in this year’s exhibition as a special partner country this year as well, adding that Pakistan attended the 17th CAEXPO with the same honorary title and installed its pavilion and its stands to promote its products.
Pakistan, he said, is one of the Belt and Road countries and a geographic neighbor of the Asean countries. For many years, Pakistan has actively joined CAEXPO, through which it strengthens its exchanges and cooperation with China and other countries along the Belt and Road.
He said that Sino-Asian countries have a population of over two billion people and an economy of over 18 trillion dollars, which is a good platform for developing trade with these countries.
Ambassador Haque said Pakistan’s textile sector has a complete supply chain system and the agricultural sector makes it a more competitive country in the world. The government is also focusing on the added value of these sectors, which would help promote exports.
Pakistan is the fourth largest milk producing country and we are now paying attention to the production of value added dairy products such as cheese and butter, which were in high demand in China, as well as ASEAN countries.
He said that Pakistan is one of the leading countries in the manufacture of sports products, especially soccer balls are famous all over the world and other leather sports products, including boxing gloves.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan, he said, adding that by seizing the cooperation and business opportunities of the 18th CAEXPO, Pakistan is ready to showcase its products to promote business and commerce.
Ambassador Haque said that after the signing of phase II of the free trade agreement, Pakistani traders could export more than 1,000 different products to China, adding: “We have seen a great improvement in our exports to China after the signing of this agreement “.
The exhibition is organized by the departments in charge of economic development and trade in China and in 10 ASEAN countries in collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat.
With the theme “Sharing the opportunities created by the new land-sea corridor, Building the China-Asean community with a shared future”, this year’s exhibition takes place in a mixed model of physical + online CAEXPO adopted for the second times.
An exhibition area of 12,000 square meters has been allocated to exhibitors from the 10 Asean countries, and each Asean country has its own exhibition area, as usual.