China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) has welcomed New Zealand to participate in the International Horticultural Exhibition, Beijing (Expo 2019 Beijing).
CCPIT Vice Chairman Wang Jinzhen made the invitation for the government and enterprises of New Zealand to the world’s largest horticultural event as he was meeting with Deborah Geels, Manager of North Asia Division, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade in Wellington on July 31.
“We hope New Zealand government can finalize the participation of the Expo 2019 Beijing as soon as possible. China is New Zealand’s largest trade partner. Products from China and New Zealand bear their own characteristics. The bilateral trade is expected to reach 30 billion New Zealand dollars or above in the next few years should the markets are open to each other. CCPIT is willing to cooperate with New Zealand to promote horticultural technology, trade, and people-to-people exchanges by forms of hosting seminars, trade and investment forums and exhibitions,” said Wang.
Wang added, CCPIT has been planning to set up a trade representative office in New Zealand. He hoped NZ’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade can continue to push ahead with the plan.
Deborah hailed the success of 2010 Shanghai Expo in China. She is expecting China to host another international expo. She said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade will actively organize government institutions and enterprises to participate. The ministry is willing to collaborate with CCPIT and assist CCPIT in setting up a trade representative office in New Zealand.
Meanwhile, Wang Jinzhen also visited New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries in Wellington.