The Joint Conference on “Reviving the Global Economy by Opening Markets and Enhancing Cooperation” co-hosted by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) was held on September 28th. Gao Yan, Chairperson of the CCPIT, John Denton, Secretary-General of the ICC, and Sutton, coordinator of the Saudi Group of Twenty Business Activities (B20) Organizing Committee, and other guests attended the meeting. Zhang Shaogang, Vice Chairman of the CCPIT presided over the meeting.
Gao Yan pointed out in the keynote speech at the opening ceremony that the global business community, as a strong promoter of economic globalization and an important participant and beneficiary of global trade and investment, should remain rational and pragmatic, unswervingly uphold multilateralism, promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, and restore the global industrial and supply chains as soon as possible in the face of the severe impact of the epidemic on the worldglobal community.
During the seminar, more than 10 representatives from the business community and international organizations held in-depth discussions on topics such as “adhering to openness and cooperation for stable and smooth global industrial and supply chains” and “strengthening coordination to facilitate global economic recovery”.
The meeting released a presidential statement jointly signed by Gao Yan and John Denton, calling for strengthening macroeconomic and fiscal policy coordination, jointly safeguarding the multilateral system, promoting trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, supporting the development of small, medium and micro enterprises, and jointly creating a free, equal, non-discriminatory, and transparent international economic and trade environment.
This meeting is the first major business forum initiated by the Chinese business community and widely participated by the global business community since the outbreak of the epidemic. More than 80,000 business representatives from more than 70 countries around the world participated the meeting online.