Pakistan Pavilion in Shanghai to start from November 5th to 10th

ISLAMABAD (PEN): A Pakistan Pavilion will be established online at the 4th China International Import Expo (CIIE) scheduled to be held offline and online in Shanghai from November 5-10 this year, Pakistani state news agency APP reported.

In May 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation that China would hold the China International Import Expo (CIIE) starting from 2018.

Pakistan’s ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque, will lead the Pakistani delegation at the opening ceremony of this year’s event in which more than 200 exhibitors and over 500 purchasers will participate.

A number of Pakistani exhibitors who are already in China will “set up stalls to showcase popular household gadgets from Pakistan to the Chinese market,” Pakistan Consul General in Shanghai, Hussain Haider, told APP.

They will also display jewelry, furniture and handicrafts.

“This year, the traders and businessmen from Pakistan are not coming to China owing to traveling restrictions and quarantine in wake of COVID-19 pandemic,” he added.

Shu Jueting, spokesperson for China’s ministry of commerce, said as many as 80 percent of the Fortune 500 and industry-leading companies that took part in last year’s CIIE would return for this year’s event.