On April 27th, China-Dominica Trade and Investment Forum was convened successfully online. It was co-hosted by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Dominica Association for the Promotion of Trade and Investment, and Chinese embassy in Dominica. Gao Yan, Chairperson of both CCPIT and China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), Raquel Peña, Vice President of Dominica, President of Dominica Association for the Promotion of Trade and Investment, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development of Dominica, Zhang Run, Chinese ambassador to Dominica, and Briunny Garabito, Dominican ambassador to China, attended the conference and delivered speeches. Yu Jianlong, Secretary General of CCOIC and CCPIT, presided over the conference.
Gao Yan expressed that China and Dominica have new friendship and strong partnership. Since the diplomatic tie was established, there has been frequent exchanges between the two countries on various levels and cooperation in multiple fields. At present, China is pushing ahead a “dual circulation” development paradigm, which allows the domestic and overseas markets to reinforce each other, with the domestic market as the mainstay. In addition, China aims to advance its economic opening up at a higher level. Together, more vitality will be injected to the high-quality economic and trade cooperation between China and Dominica. The CCPIT and CCOIC will join hands with other parties to provide more innovation platforms and better service for industrial and commercial investment and cooperation between the two countries.
Raquel Pereira noted that the cooperation has great potential. It is expected that the two countries will strengthen the cooperation in fields such as economy and trade, technology and education, and scale the partnership onto new heights. During the meeting, the CCOIC and Dominica Association for the Promotion of Trade and Investment signed the Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Co-building China-Dominica Business Council.
Around 20,000 representatives of Chinese and Dominican entrepreneurs attended the conference.