Beijing praised for global economic recovery

BEIJING: Leaders in different fields have expressed their appreciation for China’s efforts in helping the world economy recover and enhancing global cooperation through video speeches at the 2020 China International Fair for Investment & Trade (CIFIT).
The CIFIT 2020, which kicked off on September 8, has attracted exhibitors from more than 40 countries and regions including Britain, Germany, Japan and South Korea. The event will last till September 11.
Holding such an international event during the pandemic is “of great significance,” said Bahlil Lahadalia, head of the Indonesian Coordinating Investment Board when addressing the opening ceremony of an investment forum during the fair. “It is extremely important for all participants to strengthen the unity of nations in the face of the epidemic,” he said.
Calling for closer cooperation between China and Southeast Asian nations, Dato Lim Jock Hoi, secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), said that the joint efforts between ASEAN and China to strengthen regional supply chains and the promotion of trade and investment are crucial. China has offered an important platform for “advancing economic development and trade cooperation worldwide … (and) has opened favorable prospects for international investments,” said Khalifa Elmoktar, chairman of the Mauritanian Parliamentary Group of Mauritanian-Chinese Friendship.
– The Daily Mail-Beijing Review News exchange item