Distinguished leaders, colleagues, ladies, and gentlemen,
It is a great honor for me to convey a message to the 2021 “China 2021 Eurasia Commodity Trade Expo” - a notable and economic event in China’s western part. I am very glad that my country, Republic of Moldova is having the opportunity to attend the event, which I hope will become an efficient mechanism for promoting our cooperation, friendship, and mutual understanding. During the Expo, Republic of Moldova will show cast high-quality products, tourism, and investment opportunities information, in a sincere will to contribute to a more open dialogue between official and business circles of Moldova and Xinjiang.
I hope that trough China 2021 Eurasia Commodity Trade Expo, Xinjiang and its people will learn more about Republic of Moldova, “Made in Moldova” products, excellent investment incentives and economic opportunities that Moldova can offer. We invite China, Xinjiang to consider our airports and railways as future centres for goods distribution from China to Europe and we hope for the early opening of the Moldova station of the China-Europe freight train.
We are ready to provide profitable platforms for Chinese investment and promotion of Chinese goods to Europe, our Free Economic Zones provide great conditions for the joint production, and I assure you that the label "Made in Moldova" significantly increases access to the markets of other countries. Moldova signed Free trade agreements with EU, CIS, Turkey and former Yugoslavia, which means that every product produced in Moldova have access to a huge market.
Xinjiang has a unique position on the Silk Road - ancient and modern and today, trains and planes have made Xinjiang better connected than ever before. We want to cooperate as effectively as possible in the frame of President XI Jinping "One Belt, One Road" initiative, and we are interested to join commercial, trade, investment, and infrastructure projects under its auspices.
I very much hope that through our joint efforts, this powerful symbol of communication and cooperation between East and West – the One Belt One Road initiative will take concrete shape in Moldova as well. According to the Chinese saying: "a journey of a thousand li begins by taking the first step“ we need to make joint efforts so that the first successful initiatives will lead to other ideas and projects.
Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to China