On Oct. 28th (local time), the Beijing-Sarajevo Economic and Trade Promotions, organized by CCPIT Beijing and Chamber of Economy of Sarajevo Canton, was held in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Zhang Yongming (Chair of CCPIT Beijing) and Muamer Mahmutović (President of Chamber of Economy of Sarajevo Canton) signed an agreement on friendly cooperation at the promotions. Delegates of 14 Beijing-based enterprises engaged in promotions and negotiations with 21 local companies/investment and trade agencies. These entities have diversified industrial backgrounds, covering engineering and construction, cultural and creative sectors, technology, communications, automobile, environment, trade, and tourism. Liu Fang (Second Secretary, Economic and Commercial Office, the Chinese Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina) attended the signing ceremony and promotions.
In his speech, Zhang Yongming heralded Sarajevo as living proof of the deep and lasting friendship between our two peoples. Under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, bilateral relations take on a new look of vigor and vitality as exchanges between the two capital cities are gaining momentum. CCPIT Beijing is committed to ramping up cooperation with chambers of commerce as well as investment and trade agencies across the globe. It is building diversified service platforms to facilitate engagement between Chinese and foreign companies seeking international operations. Zhang hoped that CCPIT Beijing and Chamber of Economy of Sarajevo Canton would team up to seize the opportunities of the China-CEEC “17+1” Capital Mayors Forum and deepen bilateral economic and trade cooperation.
At the meeting, Zhang Yongming talked to President Mahmutović and gave an interview with Televizija Sarajevo as well as local newspapers. Zhang spoke highly of the prospects for bilateral investment and trade cooperation in the coming years. CCPIT and Chamber of Economy of Sarajevo Canton conducted in-depth discussions on their role in exploring Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tourism resources, promoting SMEs on both sides, and cementing bilateral ties. They also envisaged their collaboration next year: the 4th China-CEEC “17+1” Capital Chamber Leaders Roundtable and promotions.