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The 10th China (Sichuan) - South Asia and Southeast Asia Business Leaders Summit Was Held in Chengdu

Source:International Liaison Dept.     Time:2019-09-18

On September 18, 2019, the 10th China (Sichuan) - South Asia and Southeast Asia business leaders summit, co-sponsored by CCPIT, Sichuan Provincial People's Government, SAARC CCI ASEAN-China Centre and hosted by CCPIT Sichuan Council and Yibin Municipal People's government, was held in Chengdu.


With the theme of " Promoting in-depth cooperation in economy, trade and investment between Sichuan and South & Southeast Asian Countries under the Belt and Road Initiative", the summit has set up a main conference and three parallel conferences, aiming to build a platform for enterprises in various countries and regions in South and Southeast Asia, provide broader opportunities for cooperation and development, and further enhance the economic and trade cooperation between Sichuan and countries and regions in South and Southeast Asia. More than 180 business leaders, government representatives, Embassy and consulate officials and representatives of relevant institutions and enterprises from 16 countries including Pakistan, India, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia gathered in Chengdu, to have in-depth exchanges and negotiations with more than 300 business representatives from Sichuan. 


Mr. Chen Jianan, Vice President of CCPIT gave speech


Mr. Li Yunze, Vice Governor of Sichuan Province gave speech

The opening ceremony of the summit was presided over by Mr. Li Gang, President of CCPIT Sichuan Council. Mr. Li Yunze, Vice Governor of Sichuan Provincial People's Government, Mr. Chen Jianan, Vice President of CCPIT, Mr. Raul Lambino, Assistant of the president of the Philippines, ,Mr. Chen Dehai, Secretary General of ASEAN-China Centre, Mr. Ruwan, President of SAARC, and Daroo Khan Achakzai, President of Pakistan Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry delivered speeches successively. On behalf of the people's Government of Sichuan Province, Governor Li extended a warm welcome to the representatives of business leaders and entrepreneurs from South and Southeast Asian countries. He pointed out that the Summit is an upgrade and expansion of previous sessions, with the purpose of further building a dialogue platform for economic and trade cooperation and promoting in-depth cooperation in economy, trade and investment between Sichuan and South and Southeast Asian countries. Sichuan should strengthen connectivity with South and Southeast Asian countries, build a long-term cooperation mechanism, expand the theme of exchanges, explore new areas of cooperation and rely on the basis of cooperation, seize the cooperation potential of the industry and Commerce community to form a joint force, and work with South and Southeast Asian countries as neighbors to create a road of prosperity, opening up, innovation and civilization. Mr. Chen said that CCPIT is willing to work with counterparts in South and Southeast Asian countries to carry out more practical cooperation projects that are mutually beneficial and win-win to the country and the people, and promote more fruitful economic and trade cooperation within the region. Mr. Raul Lambino said that in the future, the Philippines and China will become a community and work together towards the goal of inclusiveness and common progress.


Representatives from South & Southeast Asia gave speech

At the main meeting, the heads of the national business associations of Nepal, Laos, Maldives, Malaysia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Myanmar and other countries gave keynote speeches on exploring the markets of South Asia and Southeast Asia and promoting regional cooperation. Ms. Manju Devi Gurung, deputy mayor of Pokhara, Nepal, publicized and recommended the local regional characteristics, investment environment and industry profile. The government of Ganzi Prefecture and the government of Pokhara signed a memorandum of friendship city cooperation. Sichuan Fine Arts Publishing House signed a cooperation contract with China-Pakistan Cultural Exchange and Development Co., Ltd.. Besides, “Sichuan Commodities Exhibition and Sales Center” and “Food and Culture Experience Center of Sichuan – Hometown of Panda” in Pakistan and Malaysia held a unveiling ceremony.


Working Mechanism Round-table Meeting



Unveiling Ceremony

    The three-day summit also includes three parallel meetings, namely " Promotion Meeting on Economic Development Opportunities and Investment Environment of South Asian and Southeast Asian Countries", " Working Mechanism Round-table Meeting of Chambers of Commerce & Industry and Associations in South & Southeast Asian Countries", " B2B Matchmaking Meeting for All Participants", and " Site Visit of Mianyang City", Western China International Fair and "Meet Jinjiang" as well as other supporting activities. At that time, business associations and enterprise representatives from Sichuan, South Asia and Southeast Asian countries will have in-depth exchanges and cooperation talks on unblocking the southward channel and deepening the southward opening cooperation.

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