As a major international grain trader dedicated to serving domestic consumption upgrade demands and actively promoting the diversification of import sources, COFCO Corporation has participated in the CIIE for three consecutive years. Despite the impact of COVID19 on the global economy, COFCO Corporation “bucked the trend” with the exhibition area of key cooperative clients up by more than 60% compared with the previous year, fully demonstrating their confidence in and expectations for the Chinese market and COFCO Corporation.
Lv Jun, COFCO Corporation leading Party members' group secretary and Chairman, noted the lofty purpose, rich content, and profound thinking revealed by President Xi Jinping’s keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the third CIIE, which has sent a resounding message to the world calling for hand in hand progress, shared opportunities, and win-win through cooperation. As a major initiative taken by our country to actively share market opportunities and promote the practice of multilateralism, the CIIE is bound to instill great confidence and impetus into the recovery of global economy. As an event of great significance to the world trade in times of difficulty, this CIIE will surely become an important opportunity to promote global economic recovery in the post-pandemic era and robustly drive the rebound of global economy from the recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic as soon as possible, fully manifesting China’s role as a responsible major country. COFCO Corporation firmly implements the spirit of President Xi Jinping’s keynote speech and pushes for the elevation of international agricultural cooperation to a new level.
As a leading Chinese agricultural company with “going out” programs, COFCO Corporation has always adhered to cooperation in the spirit of openness, integration, mutual benefit, and win-win to not only adjust the surpluses and deficiencies of the international G&O market but also guide and stimulate global agricultural production, providing COFCO solution to maintain the World Trade Organization rules, advocate multilateral trade system, and build an open world economy.
In the future, COFCO Corporation will continue to resolutely implement the initiative of jointly building an open, cooperative, innovative, and shared world economy proposed by President Xi Jinping, firmly implement the spirit of the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, promote mutual benefit and win-win cooperation with international enterprises, create a new pattern of opening up agriculture to the outside world, and push for agro-product trade and investment liberalization and facilitation to make positive contributions to advancing pragmatic cooperation in the field of agriculture between China and foreign countries, building a new highland for opening up, promoting innovative development of foreign trade, continuously optimizing the business environment, and deepening bilateral and multilateral regional cooperation.
Vice President Zhou Zheng, who is also a member of leading Party members' group, attended the opening ceremony on behalf of COFCO Corporation.