Conference on Promoting Participation in Expo 2019 Beijing held in Paris

On the evening of November 13 local time, the Conference on Promoting Participation in Expo 2019 Beijing was held in Paris, France. 2017-11-15

On the evening of November 13 local time, the Conference on Promoting Participation in Expo 2019 Beijing was held in Paris, France. Zhai Jun, Chinese Ambassador to France & Monaco, Wang Jinzhen, Member of Organizing Committee of Expo 2019 Beijing, Chief Representative of China for Expo 2019 Beijing, Chief Representative of China to Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), Vice Chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Dimitri Kerkentzes, Deputy Secretary General of the BIE, the ambassadors and representatives to the BIE from 39 countries, the representatives of enterprises and media entities from China and other countries, nearly 200 people in total, attended the conference.

France is the birthplace of the World Expo and the International Horticultural Exposition, as well as the headquarters of the BIE which is located  in Paris. Taking advantage of the opportunity of the Conference on Promoting Participation in Expo 2019 Beijing, we aim to showcase our progress in the preparation of Expo 2019 Beijing to the representatives to the BIE from more than 160 countries who attend its 162nd General Assembly. It’s of great significance for encouraging France, other European countries and the rest of the world to confirm their participation in Expo 2019 Beijing as soon as possible.

Dimitri Kerkentzes, Deputy Secretary General of the BIE, looked forward to Expo 2019 Beijing with much expectation. The Chinese people have long history in horticulture, contributing many great achievements which have changed the development of world's horticulture. Chinese gardening occupies an important position in the horticulture of the world. The BIE thinks highly of the current progress in the preparation for Expo 2019 Beijing and looks forward to the upcoming event with great expectation.

Zhai Jun, Chinese Ambassador to France & Monaco, said that Expo 2019 Beijing is an international exhibition sponsored by the Chinese government, an important chance to exhibit China’s soft power in culture, a significant practice for China to engage in international exchanges, therefore it has far-reaching significance in terms of promoting friendly exchanges between the peoples of China and France. The Chinese embassy in France will make active use of its diplomatic channels and strengthen its coordination with the government agencies of France to ensure the success of persuading France to participate in the exhibition.

At the conference, the attendees watched the promotional video of Expo 2019 Beijing. All of them expressed their appreciation and support for the green concept and preparation progress of the event. The representative of the Republic of Mali to the BIE spoke highly of the organizing efforts and the sustainability in the overall planing of the event, hailed the practical measures of ecological and environmental protection, and looked forward, with great expectation, to the grand event where exquisite Chinese gardening embedded in the world’s horticulture.

Lu Yan, Vice Mayor of Beijing Municipal People's Government, Deputy Director of Executive Committee of Expo 2019 Beijing, Director of Expo 2019 Beijing Coordination Bureau, delivered a speech: The Expo 2019 Beijing based on traditional gardening and up-to-date technology will be an innovative and historical event which span geographical boundaries, focus on showcasing the achievements of gardening at all times and in all countries, to create a feast of high-standard and large-scale professional gardening. We hope that, through this international platform of Expo 2019 Beijing, we can work together with other countries to strengthen dialogue and pragmatic cooperation in ecological protection and other areas, so as to build a green ecology and promote sustainable development in the world. "

Wang Jinzhen, Member of Organizing Committee of Expo 2019 Beijing, Chief Representative of China for Expo 2019 Beijing, Chief Representative of China to Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), Vice Chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), delivered a speech, saying that the preparation of Expo 2019 Beijing is progressing smoothly and its overall planning will centre on the goals of the pilot ecological area the beautiful China demonstration area, leading to  a grand horticultural exposition with best gardens, greatest influence, highest standard and complete contents. He extended warm welcome to all the countries in the world for their participation in and attention to the event.

Since August 2016 when the Chinese government issued an official invitation to the international community, nearly 70 countries and international organizations such as Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Japan, India, Singapore, Thailand, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) have confirmed or will soon confirm their participation. The solicitation of the joint participation by the member states of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Central American countries is underway.

Expo 2019 Beijing, an A1 International Horticultural Exposition recognized by the BIE, ratified by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), sponsored by the Chinese government and organised by the city of Beijing, with the theme of “Live Green, Live Better”, will be held in Yanqing District, Beijing from April 29 to October 8, 2019. The site is 10 kilometers away from the Badaling Great Wall, hence the name "the World Expo at the foot of the Great Wall”.

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