Representative of ASEAN-China Centre Attended the Liaison Officials’ Meeting of the 14th CABIS

source:ASEAN-China Centre

On 20 April 2017, representative of ACC attended the Liaison Officials’ Meeting of the 14th CABIS in Nanning of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Mr. Zhang Xiaoqin, Vice Governor of the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Mr. Chen Zhou, Vice Chairman of CCPIT, Mr. Zaw Min Win, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber and Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) as well as the representatives of ASEAN National Chambers of Commerce, totaling 40 people, participated in the meeting.

Vice Governor Mr. Zhang Xiaoqin made the welcoming remarks and expressed that production capacity cooperation is the backbone of the regional economic cooperation. Guangxi and ASEAN countries are cooperating in the "Two Countries, Twin Park", namely China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park and Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park, China-ASEAN Information Harbor, China-Indonesia Economic and Trade Cooperation Zone, Brunei-Guangxi Economic Corridor and China-Viet Nam Cross Border Economic Zone. He hoped that the summit will continue to promote the production capacity cooperation in the fields of automobile, engineering machinery, iron, steel and agriculture. Vice Chairman Chen Zhou said that the summit has become an important mechanism and platform for promoting the cooperation between China and ASEAN countries. He expected that the 14th CABIS could extend its value chain to upgrade the level of services sector and strengthen the building of industrial and commercial cooperation mechanism and improving cross-border e-commerce platform. Ms. He Xiaoling, Secretary General of CABIS briefed the meeting on the 7 major proposed events of the 14th CABIS including Opening Ceremony, Round-table Dialogue between State Leader of Brunei and CEOs from China, China-ASEAN Business Leaders Forum,Achievement Display and offline Activity of China-ASEAN E-Commerce Platform, BIMP-EAGA Trade and Investment Seminar and Symposium on China-ASEAN Business Law Cooperation. Mr. Zaw Min Win, President of UMFCCI, and other representatives from ASEAN Chambers of Commerce discussed about the proposed events and said that they will actively encourage their State Leaders to attend the summit so as to promote bilateral cooperation through this important platform. During the meeting, ACC representative introduced the suggested arrangements of BIMP-EAGA Trade and Investment Seminar to be jointly hosted by ACC and CCPIT during the 14th CABIS which received positive response from the participants of the ASEAN Chambers of Commerce.

During their stay in Nanning, participants of the meeting visited the China-Malaysia Industrial Park in Qinzhou City of Guangxi Zhuang Autotomous Region.