The report from Beijing on people.com.cn on March 10 (Liu Guyue): at 10 AM, the second Beijing Briefing of Qatar Made in China Exhibition was held in China National Convention Center. The vice director of China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges of the Ministry of Commerce – Zhao Zhongyi, and Saleh Hamad Shalaki, the CEO of Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, along with the charge d’ affaires (counsellor) of Embassy of the State of Qatar in China Adbullah Haiyelin had attended the Briefing. The related persons in economic, industrial and press circles in China and Qatar also presented.
In his speech, Zhao Zhongyi pointed out that the major function of China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges is to develop the international communication and technical cooperation, strengthen the talent exchange and technical cooperation commissioned by the Ministry of Commerce. The two countries have maintained a close contact with deepening cooperation in all fields between China and Qatar. The volume of trade between the two countries continues to grow, it had a threefold increase from 2008 to 2013, which makes China the second-biggest importer of Qatar already. According to Chinese customs’ data, the volume of trade between China and Qatar has reached $ 10.579 billion in 2014. Therefore, Qatar Made in China Exhibition 2016 will provide a high quality platform for related industries in China to expand exports and cooperation with Qatar.
Saleh Hamad Shalaki, the CEO of Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that Qatar has always believed firmly that China has the potential to be the most important economic partner of Qatar. The volume of trade between the two countries in recent years has been increasing and the friendly cooperation in all fields has been achieved. The Qatar Made in China Exhibition jointly held by two countries is strive to build a platform to establish friendly economic relations for businessmen in the two countries, and thus make the Qatar Made in China Exhibition become the worldwide exhibition, which can bring about substantial economic achievements through this platform. In addition, this year is the Sino-Qatar culture year, the cultural communications and dialogues between two countries will ensure the cooperation on both sides is not limited to economic aspects, cultural communications and cooperation has become another effective way to promote further development of bilateral relations.
It is reported that the 2ndQatar Made in China Exhibition will be held in the capital of Qatar, Doha during November 15-18, 2016.