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Jiangxi in the limelight at the Astana Expo

2017-08-14

With the theme of "Jiangxi Opening-up, Green Silk Road", the Jiangxi Day was inaugurated in the China Pavilion at Astana Expo on August 10.

Officials attending and addressing the opening ceremony included Chen Zhou, vice-chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Li Yihuang, deputy governor of Jiangxi province, Liu Jiangping, Charge d'affaires of Chinese ambassador to Kazakhstan, Talgat Doskenov, vice-chairman of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NCE), Aidyn Bayedilov, general director of the Kazakhstan Investment Cooperation Agency, and Rustemov Ruslan Rustemovich, deputy head of Kyzylorda region.

More than 150 people including officials, advisers and business executives from Kazakhstan, pavilion representatives from other countries, officials from relevant departments of China and Kazakhstan, and representatives of Chinese and Kazakhstan's entrepreneurs also attended the ceremony.

Jiangxi in the limelight at the Astana Expo
Chen Zhou, vice-chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), delivers a speech.

Chen Zhou said that China and Kazakhstan has a solid friendship. China's participation in the expo is conducive to promoting development and cooperation on economics and trade, culture and tourism between China and Kazakhstan, which is significant in fostering comprehensive strategic partnership between the two nations.

Jiangxi is located in the southeastern part of China. As a region comprising of an important part of the Yangtze River economic zone, it has favorable conditions such as an abundance of water resources and sound industrial foundation. Chen said that he believes there will be closer economic and trade ties between the two nations, along with the opening for service of the freight trains of Ganzhou (Jiangxi) - Kazakhstan. As he said, he hopes that Jiangxi will further expand pragmatic cooperation with Kazakhstan and the neighboring countries, and contribute more to the construction of Belt and Road Initiative.

Jiangxi in the limelight at the Astana Expo
Li Yihuang, deputy governor of Jiangxi province, delivers a speech.

Li Yihuang gave a brief introduction of Jiangxi and its efforts to the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative. He said that Jiangxi has favorable conditions such as beautiful natural