The Anhui Provincial Government held an economic and trade exchange symposium in Budapest and the Hungarian-Anhui Chamber of Commerce was unveiled.
New Herald News: On November 14, 2023, the Economic and Trade Exchange Symposium of the Anhui Provincial Government of China was held in the Cultural Center of the Ouqiao Science and Technology Industrial Park in the 16th District of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Fei Gaoyun, Executive Vice Governor of Anhui Province, Liu Bo, Minister Counselor of the Economic and Commercial Section of the Chinese Embassy in Hungary, Peter Kovacs, District Mayor of Budapest District 16, Zhan Xiaorong, Chairman of Ouqiao Industrial Group, etc. attended the meeting and delivered speeches. After the symposium, the guests unveiled the Hungarian Anhui Chamber of Commerce.
Fei Gaoyun, Executive Vice Governor of Anhui Province, pointed out in his speech that the delegation’s trip was to enhance the friendship between China and Hungary, Anhui Province and Hungary, and further promote in-depth cooperation in more fields. Fei Gaoyun briefly introduced the situation in Anhui Province and expressed his sincere welcome to Hungarian enterprises to invest and cooperate in Anhui Province and enjoy the huge market opportunities brought by the high-quality development of Anhui Province.
Fei Gaoyun congratulated the establishment of the Anhui Chamber of Commerce in Hungary and hoped that the chamber of commerce would actively play the role of bridge and link to serve Anhui enterprises and overseas Chinese in Hungary, publicize and demonstrate the new achievements of Anhui’s high-quality development, and lead the deepening of cooperation between Anhui and Hungary. Cooperation, mutual benefit and win-win results.
Liu Bo, Minister Counselor of the Economic and Commercial Section of the Chinese Embassy in Hungary, said in his speech that in recent years, with the joint efforts of both sides, China-Hungary bilateral relations have maintained a good momentum of development and pragmatic cooperation has continued to deepen. Thanks to good bilateral relations and Hungary’s stable investment environment, Hungary has long remained China’s largest investment destination in Central and Eastern Europe, and China is also Hungary’s largest trading partner outside Europe. The cumulative investment by Chinese enterprises in Hungary has reached 19.3 billion euros, and many important projects will be launched in Hungary in the future. The Embassy in Hungary will continue to be committed to promoting bilateral trade and investment cooperation between China and Hungary, providing services and support to enterprises in both countries, and promoting the high-quality development of China-Hungary economic and trade cooperation.
Peter Kovacs, Mayor of the 16th District of Budapest, welcomed the visiting delegation from Anhui Province. He said that Hungary has many outstanding talents who will definitely play a huge role in future bilateral cooperation. The Hungarian government and people are hospitable, keep their promises and abide by contracts. In terms of policy support, there are many flexible support clauses from the national to the district government. I look forward to the early benefits of Chinese companies in Hungary.
Zhan Xiaorong, chairman of the Ouqiao Industrial Group and the first president of the Hungarian Anhui Chamber of Commerce, said that the Ouqiao Industrial Science and Technology Industrial Park responded to the “Belt and Road” initiative and successfully held many cultural, economic and trade exchange activities between Anhui and Hungary in more than four years; in In the European Overseas Chinese Cultural Center, many cultural activities were held with Chinese associations; in the process of rescuing Ukrainian refugees, the auditorium of the European Overseas Chinese Cultural Center also served as a temporary relief station. Ouqiao Industrial Science and Technology Industrial Park also donated epidemic prevention supplies to the district government during the epidemic.
Zhan Xiaorong said that there are currently more than 250 Anhui compatriots in Hungary, and there are more and more Anhui companies in Hungary. The Anhui Chamber of Commerce will adhere to the purpose of building a bridge of economic and trade friendship between China and Hungary, gather the strength of overseas Chinese, help each other, and share the experience accumulated in practice with more enterprises in Anhui Province.
Ge Rui, executive deputy mayor of Bengbu City, Anhui Province, and Zhang Dong, executive deputy mayor of Wuhu City, made market introductions respectively. Suga Janos, Vice Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of the Hungarian Market Construction Group, and Chen Na, Chief Supervisor of Shenzhen Minglida Precision Technology Co., Ltd. and Head of Minglida Hungary Company introduced their respective situations.
Also attending the meeting were Wang Hong, Director of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Anhui Province, Gu Jianfeng, Director of the Department of Finance, Yang Xiaolin, Deputy Director of the Foreign Affairs Office, Li Rongjie, Chairman of Fengyuan Group, Li Qiuhuai, Director of the Second Secretary Office of the Provincial Government General Office, and Zhang Zhang, Director of the Finance Department of the Provincial Department of Finance. Li, Ma Runhua, Director of the Science and Technology Innovation and Development Planning Division of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, Wan Weiguo, Director of the General Office of the Department of Finance, Han Xiang, Deputy Director of the Second Supervision Division of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, Li Huimin, First-level Chief Staff Member of the Sister City Division of the Provincial Foreign Affairs Office, China Embassy in Hungary Zhao Danni, Director of the Consular and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the Embassy, Wu Dan, First Secretary of the Economic and Commercial Office, Zhan Jingbo, General Manager of Ouqiao Industry, as well as representatives of the overseas Chinese community in Hungary and Chinese media attended the event.
Before the symposium, the attendees also visited the Icarus Museum and the Overseas Chinese Museum in the Cultural Center of the Ouqiao Science and Technology Industrial Park, as well as the enterprises stationed in the park.