Zhejiang seeks cooperation with B&R countries
Che Jun, Party secretary of Zhejiang province delivers a speech at the Zimbabwe-Zhejiang Business Forum on June 11 in Zimbabwe. [Photo provided to ezhejiang.gov.cn]
The Department of Commerce of Zhejiang province has organized a series of activities in some of the countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative in recent years in order to seek business cooperation. .
More than 300 companies from the province took part in the activities in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mauritius, Croatia, Singapore and Japan, which helped them better understand the trading environment for these countries, and created opportunities for them to seek business partners and broaden their business networks.
A number of trade and investment projects have been inked.
At the Zimbabwe-Zhejiang Business Forum held on June 11 in Zimbabwe, which was attended by over 250 government and business representatives, including Che Jun, Party secretary of Zhejiang province, and Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, 11 projects were signed, covering provincial-level exchanges, educational cooperation, resources development, overseas marketing, trade cooperation, and high-tech R&D.
Before the forum, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa also led a delegation of over 100 people to visit Zhejiang and attended the Zhejiang-Zimbabwe Business Forum in April.
At the South Africa (Eastern Cape) -Zhejiang Business Forum held on June 15 in Mandela, which was attended by over 250 government and business representatives, seven projects were signed involving the import of agricultural products and commodities, medical equipment and cross-border e-commerce.
At the Singapore-Zhejiang Economic and Trade Council Roundtable held from Aug 21 to 23 in Singapore, which was attended by over 120 government and business representatives, six projects were signed involving bonded oil trading, finance, environmental protection and sustainable urban development.
At the Japan-Zhejiang Business Forum and Japan (Shizuoka)-Zhejiang Business Forum held from Aug 27 to 29 in Japan, which was attended by over 220 government and business representatives, 11 projects were signed involving high-end manufacturing, fine chemicals, healthcare and cross-border e-commerce.
At the Zhejiang-Hong Kong Economic and Trade Cooperation Week held from May 14 to 17 in Hangzhou, a forum, a matchmaking conference and a field investigation were organized, attracting over 1,500 business representatives from both sides to discuss the shared opportunities and seek joint development.