Namibian business delegation arrives in China

07 Sep 2013 12:10
By Maggy Thomas
XIAMEN, 07 SEP (NAMPA) - Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku arrived in Xiamen, China on Saturday evening to attend the China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT).
The three-day international trade event will commence on Sunday.
The Deputy Premier is accompanied by Minister of Trade and Industry Calle Schlettwein and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Peya Mushelenga, among others.
About 40 Namibian businesses will take part in the fair.
Speaking to Nampa upon his arrival at the Xiamen International Airport, Hausiku said the China International Fair is one of the biggest trade fairs in the world, where Namibian businesses will be introduced to China's products and services.
“Our businesspeople will also introduce their products and services they are delivering in Namibia, and learn what others are doing,” he stated.
Hausiku indicated that the Namibian businesses are also here to seek business opportunities and joint ventures with their Chinese counterparts.
The Namibian deputy premier is expected to attend the official opening of the trade fair on Sunday, and later address Chinese businesses on the current volume of trade and investment between China and Namibia.
Hausiku will also have discussions with some local authority officials, and visit some agricultural projects in the Xiamen and Tianjin provinces.
This year's China Fair for Investment and Trade takes place under the theme 'Introducing Foreign Direct Investment and Going Global', and is aimed at facilitating bilateral investment and promotion of inter-nation investment.