Yunnan to Explore Business & Trade Opportunities In India


India China Economic and Cultural Council (ICEC Council) organized “India-Yunnan Business Promotion Seminar” on 23 July 2018 in New Delhi to promote economic, trade, cultural and academic exchanges and cooperation between Yunnan and India. The event was organized in association with Department of Commerce of Yunnan Province and China International Fair for Investment and Trade.

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The distinguished guests participated in the seminar included, Mr. Kou Jie, Deputy Director General, Department of commerce of Yunnan province; Ms. Deng Xiaoli, Director of Foreign Investment Management; Madam Feng Yan, First Secretary, Economic & Commercial Counsellor’s Office from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China; Mr. Wang Jupeng, Representative Assistant, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Representative Office in India

In her welcome address Ms. Feng Yan from Embassy of People’s Republic of China thanked the media, delegates & other official dignitaries present. She said that the upcoming exhibition is an excellent opportunity to extend the business cooperation between Yunnan province and India. The governments of both the countries are keen to facilitate more trade and investments. In recent years, with the joint efforts of the leaders and peoples of two countries, China-India relations are developing in an all-around manner. The upcoming 20th session of China International Fair for Investment & Trade (CIFIT), will further enhance international trade between China and India, she said.

Mr. Kou Jie, said that in the last decade, Yunnan has further enhanced the friendly exchanges with South Asian countries, with improved bilateral relations and remarkable economic and trade achievements. He invited Indian Industry people to explore Yunnan as an investment destination. He gave an elaborate presentation on the prominent industries in Yunnan like Green Energy, Logistics, IT, New Material Industry and Advanced Equipment Manufacturing.

Ms. Cai Weihua shared detailed information about the CIFIT Expo which is going to take place in Xiamen (Yunnan) in September 2018. I sincerely hope that relevant authorities of India could render their strong support to the next session of CIFIT, which will be crucial for the success of this event, she further added.

In his concluding remarks, Mr Saqib – Secretary General – ICEC Council, said that the seminar has really helped in getting to know more about the Yunnan and more specifically about the business opportunities that exist in Yunnan. These kind of interactions should take place more frequently which will help in bridging the gap between the two nations, said Mr. Saqib. He further added that CIFIT Committee should do more focussed seminars like this and collaborate with more institutions towards inviting Indian business enterprises. He ended the seminar by thanking the participants, CIFTI Committee, Dept. of Commerce of Yunnan and Indian Importers Association for their invaluable support in organizing the seminar.