IV Exhibition of Silk Road countries was held in Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek hosted the fourth exhibition of goods of the Silk Road countries. 35 enterprises of China’s Xinjiang autonomous region presented their products in the Kyrgyz capital. They brought food products, light industry items, electronic devices and special equipment to the Central Asian country. According to organizers, the exhibition provides opportunity to the entrepreneurs to establish new contacts as part of the Belt and Road Initiative. This summer, cooperation as part of the Silk Road initiative will be addressed for several times in Kyrgyzstan. The organizers believe that it will help strengthen the practical cooperation between the two countries and will boost mutual trade which currently totals US$1.5 billion.
RIMA APASSOVA, DEPUTY PRESIDENT, KYRGYZ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY:
- We will hold an exhibition in August in the city of Karakol by the Issyk-Kul lake with participation of our partners from the Silk Road countries. Uzbekistan and China will be represented there as well.
ZHOU QIANG, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT, CHINA:
- Kyrgyzstan is a good neighbor and an important partner for Xinjiang autonomous region. There is a great demand for Chinese goods in Kyrgyzstan, including the light industry items and consumer goods. Local agricultural products and other goods from Kyrgyzstan are also gaining more demand in our region and all over China. We have a great potential for expanding cooperation.