Chinese firms seek stronger partnerships with Jordan

Updated 2017-09-07 15:00:44 Xinhua
A woman works at a stall during the 14th China Expo (Jordan) in Amman, Jordan, on Sept. 6, 2017. The expo kicked off here on Wednesday, attracting 208 exhibitors from China. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)

A woman works at a stall during the 14th China Expo (Jordan) in Amman, Jordan, on Sept. 6, 2017. The expo kicked off here on Wednesday, attracting 208 exhibitors from China. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)

Chinese companies taking part in the 14th China Trade Fair in Jordan expressed on Wednesday keenness to build partnerships with local firms.

The three-day trade fair, starting on Sept. 6 in the capital Amman, has attracted more than 200 exhibitors from China.

"It is the first time for my company to take part in the exhibition and I think we will participate again," Sandy Yang, general manager of Luoyang Runcheng Petrochemical Equipment Company Ltd., told Xinhua.

"It is a good venue to be at for networking and I am looking forward to having more cooperations with traders in the region, especially those working in the field of oil, energy and petrochemicals," Yang added.

Yang also hailed the exhibition as an opportunity to find new partners from markets such as Iraq, Libya and Syria and other countries.

"Jordan is a good gateway into the regional markets like Syria and Iraq," he explained.

Iris Chen, manager of export department at Nanjing Huale Machinery Company Ltd., voiced similar opinions.

"Jordan is famous for its pharmaceutical industries and we work in the field of packaging of pharmaceuticals and we are looking forward to having cooperation with Jordanian and Arab partners," Chen told Xinhua.

"I think by taking part in this exhibition, the private sector from both countries can help boost trade exchange and build new partnerships," he added.

The exhibition displays more than 8,000 products in multiple industrial sectors including textile, food, electronics and petrochemicals.

In 2016, the trade exchange between Jordan and China stood at 3.17 billion U.S. dollars, 75 times larger than 40 years ago when diplomatic ties were established.

China is the second largest commercial partner of Jordan and its biggest exporter.

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