H.E. Mr. Akram Zeynalli Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the People’s Republic of China On the occasion of (China) Eurasia Commodity and Trade Online Expo 2021, I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to the organizers and extend cordial greetings to all participants attending this event both from China and abroad. Especially in these difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic and of all other challenges it brought to our lives, this year’s online Expo provides a valuable platform to cope with the consequences of the pandemic and connects businesses from all around the world to establish mutually beneficial partnerships. Undoubtedly, expos organized in Azerbaijan and in China in various fields are essential in terms of boosting bilateral trade and economic relations as well as for establishing strong and mutually beneficial cooperation between the companies from both countries. In this regard, it should be mentioned that Azerbaijan has always been well represented in major trade fairs and expos all around China, and China-Eurasia Expo is not an exception in this regard. The delegation of the Republic of Azerbaijan participating in the first edition of China-Eurasia Expo in 2011 was headed by then Deputy Prime Minister and co-chair of the Azerbaijan-China Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation. Since then, Azerbaijan has been represented in this Expo for several times with participation of many domestic companies and large pavilions, which is a clear indicator of our special attention towards China-Eurasia Expo. It should be noted that Azerbaijan set up the biggest national pavilion in the 6th China-Eurasia Expo in 2018 and 25 companies from our country will take part in this year’s online Expo. We are confident that our continuous and effective participation in China-Eurasia Expo will help to promote Azerbaijani products in China and will further contribute to our improving trade relations. I am firmly confident that (China) Eurasia Commodity and Trade Online Expo 2021will achieve all its objectives and will play its significant role in further promoting a win-win economic cooperation. Best wishes for the success of the Expo!
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. Sincerely, Dumitru BRAGHIS, Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to China
Message from Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona Sri Lanka and China enjoy a close bilateral relationship which has been strengthened considerably in recent times. It is a relationship that has prospered over two millennia, nurtured by incessant trade, religious and social exchanges. Buddhism played a central role in this relationship. It is now time to convert this reassuring comfort level to trade and investment benefits for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka also aspires to eliminate poverty and achieve prosperity. China has been generous and forthcoming in supplying us with vaccines and also helping us financially. Against this background, it is for the two countries to further consolidate the reassuring bilateral relationship for attracting significant Chinese investments to Sri Lanka and increasing our exports to China. Best wishes for the success of the Eurasia Commodity and Trade Expo ! Dr. Palitha Kohona Ambassador of Sri Lanka