On January 20th , Zhang Shaogang, Vice Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), attended the 1st Virtual Conference of Chambers of Commerce & Industry of ACD Member Countries and delivered a speech at the roundtable session.
Zhang Shaogang noted that against the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic, the deep recession of world economy and the headwinds against economic globalization, Asian business chambers and associations should continue to uphold multilateralism to promote the liberalization and facilitation of global trade and investment, expand open and diversified cooperation areas to enhance international coordination and cooperation, and promote trade and investment in various ways. CCPIT stands ready to continue to work with Asian business chambers and associations to provide platforms for business cooperation and boost Asian trade and investment.
As an important sideline of the ministerial meeting of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), the virtual conference was hosted by the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey. Representatives of national business chambers and associations of ACD’s 32 member states attended the conference and exchanged views online.