Deputy SCO Sec Gen attends 28th China Lanzhou Investment & Trade Fair

 
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BEIJING, July 16 (TNS): Deputy Secretary-General of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Sohail Khan led a SCO Secretariat delegation at the opening events of the 28th China Lanzhou Investment and Trade Fair in China’s Gansu Province.

The delegation met with the leadership of the province and Lanzhou City, as well as Yury Senko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the People’s Republic of China, on the sidelines of the fair, according to SCO Secretariat here.
The five-day event was held in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China’s Gansu Province that featured business negotiations and forums aimed to boost economic and trade cooperation among countries along the Belt and Road.

Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates have been invited as the guests of honor at this year’s fair, and representatives of business associations and commercial establishments from countries including Pakistan, Australia, Spain, Thailand and Indonesia were also attending the event.

First held in 1993, the fair has become an important platform for the opening up of northwest China and a major event for Belt and Road economic and trade cooperation.
Gansu saw rapid growth in trade revenue with countries along the Belt and Road this year, rising 24 percent year on year in the first five months and accounting for nearly half of the province’s total foreign trade revenue during the period.