China (Guangdong)-U.K. Economic and Trade Conference Held in London
On the morning of June 14th L.T., China (Guangdong)-U.K. Economic and Trade Conference was held in London. Guangdong Delegation led by Mr. HU Chunhua, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of Guangdong Provincial Committee of CPC, attended the event. 160 Chinese enterprises and over 500 from the U.K. participated in the conference, and there were 26 cooperation projects signed, including 20 economic and trade projects, the contract value of which amounted to $1.831 billion.
Mr. Hu Chunhua made a speech at the conference and expressed sincere gratitude to people from all walks of life that concerned and supported friendly relationship between two countries, especially cooperation and development between Guangdong Province and U.K. He said that Guangdong and the U.K. have a long history of economic and trade exchanges. In recent years, both sides continuously expand and deepen local contacts, which have created better conditions and laid solid foundation for bilateral cooperation. Under the framework of the China-U.K. Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, he hopes to enhance exchanges and cooperation with the U.K., constantly expand cooperation fields, promote cooperation level, and thus realize mutual benefits.
Mr. Hu Chunhua pointed that the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in May have gathered broad consensus on common development. He would like to work together to strengthen communication and networking, deepen the friendly cooperation relations in promoting the construction of "the Belt and Road", further expand two-way investment, upgrade the scale and level of trade, enhance pragmatic cooperation in the fields of scientific and technological innovation, finance, education, etc. He believed that Guangdong and the U.K. can certainly write a new chapter in economic and trade cooperation with the concerted efforts of governments, business communities and all sectors of society from both sides.
China (Guangdong)-U.K. Economic and Trade Conference was hosted by the People’s Government of Guangdong Province, and co-organized by Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province and China-Britain Business Council.