Conference on Promoting Participation in Beijing Expo 2019 held at SCO

On October 20, the Organizing Committee of the Beijing Expo 2019 held a conference to promote the participation in Beijing Expo 2019 at the Secretariat of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. 2017-10-24

On October 20, the Organizing Committee of the International Horticultural Exposition 2019 in Beijing, China (Beijing Expo 2019)  held a conference to promote the participation in Beijing Expo 2019 at the Secretariat of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Rashid Alimov, Secretary-General of the SCO, Wang Kaiwen, Deputy Secretary-General of the SCO, and the diplomatic envoys and representatives to China of 19 countries attended the conference.

Xia Zhanyi, member of the Organizing Committee, Deputy Director of the Executive Committee and member of the Municipal Party Committee, Huang Dieyang, Counsellor of the Department of International Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Li Jun, Counsellor of the Department of European-Central Asian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Shu Huan, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Trade and Investment Promotion of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Liu Hong, Secretary-General of China Flower Association, Peng Hongming, Deputy Secretary-General of China Flower Association, Xiong Jiuling, Director of Beijing Foreign Affairs Office, Zhang Qian, Deputy Director of Beijing Foreign Affairs Office, Zhou Jianping, Executive Deputy Director of Beijing World Horticultural Expo Coordination Bureau, and Wang Chuncheng, Deputy Director of Beijing World Horticultural Expo Coordination Bureau, attended the event and communicated with SCO leaders and diplomatic envoys from the aforesaid countries for the purpose of promoting the participation in Beijing Expo 2019.

Secretary-General Rashid Alimov expressed in his speech that the SCO participated in Expo 2017 Astana and won unanimous praise. Beijing Expo 2019 is a high-level World Expo (A1) and very influential. The SCO confirmed its participation in Beijing Expo 2019 and promised to carry forward the "Shanghai spirit” in the coming event and go all out to do a good job there. At the same time, it will encourage SCO member countries, observer countries and dialogue partners to participate in Beijing Expo 2019.

Deputy Director Xia Zhanyi extended his welcome and gratitude in his speech to the SCO for confirming its participation in the exhibition, and pointed out that the participation of the SCO, as the world's regional cooperative organization with largest population and area, will have great influence on the SCO member countries. The Expo will provide a platform for them to display, trade and cooperate. He expressed his hope that these countries will take part in Beijing Expo 2019 to boost mutual communication and win-win cooperation, enhance economic exchanges and promote ecological development.

At the conference, Executive Deputy Director Zhou Jianping briefed the attendees on the profile of Beijing Expo 2019 and its progress in participation promotion. He said that the organizer will try to provide favourable conditions and quality services for the participants to ensure the success of their exhibition.

In the post-meeting communication, the Armenian ambassador to China said that Armenia had confirmed its participation in Beijing Expo 2019 and will do a good job in exhibition preparation so as to bring unique Armenian gardening and culture to the Beijing Expo; the official from the Pakistani embassy said that Pakistan had also confirmed its participation in the Expo and will soon contact the Organizing Committee to begin its design and building of its pavilion in the expo; the official from the Kazakhstan embassy said that Chinese Pavilion in Expo 2017 Astana was exquisitely designed and became the spotlight of the Expo 2017 Astana, and Kazakhstan had also confirmed its participation in Beijing Expo 2019, and will attach great importance to the exhibition so as to fully demonstrate the cultural connotation and horticultural characteristics of Kazakhstan.

All the diplomats and representatives from other countries who attended the conference said that they will promote their countries’ participation in Beijing Expo 2019, and try to confirm their participation as soon as possible, and then send designers to Beijing to choose the sites to build their pavilions. 

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