xinhua silk road logo xinhua silk road logo
Subscribe CustomBlackClose

Belt & Road Weekly Subscription Form

download_pop

Research ReportCustomBlackClose

The full edition of the report is available at Xinhua Silk Road Database. You can click the “Table of Content” to have a general understanding of it.

Click on the button below to create your account and get immediate access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial

maritime silk road search
International Relation

Interview: China Int'l Import Expo "very important," says Cuban leader

October 28, 2019


Abstract : The upcoming second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on Nov. 5-10 is vital to countries like Cuba, said Ricardo Cabrisas, vice president of Cuba's Council of Ministers or cabinet.

HAVANA, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- The upcoming second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on Nov. 5-10 is vital to countries like Cuba, said Ricardo Cabrisas, vice president of Cuba's Council of Ministers or cabinet.

"It is a fair with different characteristics, because it is open to the world in terms of what China needs, and that is very important," Cabrisas told Xinhua.

Cabrisas said the expo is something Cuba's business leaders must pay special attention to, particularly those involved in the country's economic and social development programs.

"This fair is open to foreign exporters, and that is one of Cuba's top priorities today -- exports," said Cabrisas, who attended last year's inaugural edition of the CIIE together with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

Cuba not only needs to boost its traditional exports, such as rum and cigars, but also needs to create new export opportunities, said Cabrisas.

Fortunately, Cuba and China have a long history of economic, trade and financial cooperation, which facilitates bilateral trade, he said.

Chinese companies and institutions are actively participating in Cuba's 2030 National Economic and Social Development Plan, which aims to modernize the island's economic system, he said.

In addition to the fair, Cuba is keen to take part in the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative designed to drive global growth through increased trade, said Cabrisas.

"That's another factor, along with the CIIE, that Cuba should take advantage of and that we really are making the most of," Cabrisas said.

At the first CIIE, Cuba was represented by 34 state-owned companies occupying an area of about 136 square meters at Shanghai's National Exhibition and Convention Center.

The companies represented exports in a variety of fields, including agriculture, science and technology, information technology and communications, medical services and biotechnology, culture, construction, trade and investment and services.

Also, a China-Cuba Business Forum was held at the first CIIE to promote bilateral cooperation in foreign investment, tourism, culture and health.

Scan the QR code and push it to your mobile phone

Keyword: CIIE International-cooperation

Reading:

Pininfarina designs Evergrande's cars

China's weekly export container shipping index rises

101st China Food & Drinks Fair attracts over 300,000 visitors

China's liquor brand Moutai reports record overseas sales

Chinese national liquor Moutai eyes Southern African market

Write to Us belt & road login close

Do you want to be a contributor to Xinhua Silk Road and tell us your Belt & Road story? Send your articles to [email protected] and share your stories with more people.

Click on the button below to create your account and get im http://img.silkroad.news.cn/templates/silkroad/en2017te access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial

Ask Us A Question belt & road login close

If you have any questions, please enter them in the box below.

Reload

Write to Us belt & road login close

Do you want to be a contributor to Xinhua Silk Road and tell us your Belt & Road story? Send your articles to [email protected] and share your stories with more people.

Click on the button below to create your account and get im http://img.silkroad.news.cn/templates/silkroad/en2017te access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial