MoC Union Minister delivers speech at opening ceremony of Myanmar-China Border Trade Fair (Online)

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Union Minister Dr Than Myint speaks during the opening ceremony of 19th Myanmar-China Border Trade Fair (Online) via videoconferencing on 14 December 2020.  Photo : MNA

Union Minister for Commerce Dr Than Myint delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the 19th Myanmar-China Border Trade Fair (Online) via videoconferencing yesterday morning. The Union Minister said that the trade fair reflects the friendship and cooperation between Myanmar and China and is essential for the promotion of bilateral trade. He said that it is important to exchange business information between the two nations and the two nations need to work together to eradicate illegal trade in the border areas.
He also urged officials and traders to make efforts for the speedy implementation of the Myanmar-China Border Economic Cooperation Zone.
During the opening ceremony, Yunnan Province Deputy Governor said that during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Myanmar, the two nations agreed to establish a strategic relationship. He said that the border trade fair plays a crucial role in improving the social lives of the people living along the border and promoting economic cooperation.
The annual Myanmar-China border trade fair is held alternately in Myanmar (Muse) and China (Ruili) in accordance with the border cooperation agreements signed between the two governments. This year’s 19th border trade fair was to be hosted by Myanmar in Muse, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the trade fair is held in the virtual format. About 90 exhibitors have displayed their products at the border trade fair. Myanmar traders have displayed food, agricultural products, fruits, vegetables, fishery products, gems and jewels, clothing, and traditional medicine. Traders of China have exhibited food, fertilizers, agricultural and industrial machinery, and electronics and medical equipment. B2B Business Matching will be held during the trade fair. On 16 December, meetings on Trade Financing and Border Trade Payment System Between Myanmar & China will be held.
Traders from Myanmar can register for free at www.myanmarexpopark.com in order to participate in the border trade fair.—MNA (Translated by Maung Maung Swe)

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