ULAN BATOR, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- A total of 400 Mongolian companies will participate in the third China-Mongolia expo, a Mongolian official said Wednesday.
"The biennial China-Mongolia expo is the largest event to sell Mongolian products," said Yadamsuren Erdenesaikhan, head of the department of small and medium-sized enterprises and cooperative policy implementation at the Mongolian Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry.
Scheduled to be held in September in Hohhot, the capital of China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and in the cities of Tongliao and Ulanqab in the region, this year's expo will be organized under core programs of the exhibition, covering cultural exchanges, conferences and investment, the official said.
"Mongolian wool and cashmere products and organic meat and processed meat products are most in demand among Chinese consumers. In addition, Chinese consumers, especially citizens of Inner Mongolia, are very interested in traditional Mongolian clothes," he said, adding that the Mongolian companies are preparing to display quality products that meet the needs of Chinese customers.
Mongolia and China have set a 10-billion-U.S.-dollar target for bilateral trade by 2020, he said, expressing hope that the expo will play a major role in achieving the target.
More than 380 Mongolian businesses participated in the second China-Mongolia expo held in Hohhot in 2017, exhibiting products in around 400 categories, according to data from the department of foreign trade and economic cooperation at the Mongolian Foreign Ministry.