Zhang Shenfeng, Vice Chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), attended and addressed the opening ceremony of the 88th Izmir International Fair in Turkey on September 6.
Zhang Shenfeng said that Turkey is a natural partner of China in the Belt and Road construction.
“This year is the first time for China to participate in the Izmir International Fair as a partner country. CCPIT is delighted to undertake the task of organizing the exhibition and hopes to take the fair as a platform to promote manufacturing-based industrial cooperation between China and Turkey and boost cooperation in finance, energy, infrastructure, mobile communications and intelligent management,” added Zhang.
Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan, Izmir Mayor Mustafa Tunç Soyer and Chinese Assistant Commerce Minister Li Chenggang spoke at the opening ceremony. Over 1,200 representatives from 34 countries participated in the opening ceremony.
(Photo source: Xinhua)