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The Government of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Studies and Promotes the Preparatory Work for Major Events of China-Arab States Expo 2015

Release time:2015-08-24 09:20:20

On July 8, Wang Heshan, Vice Governor of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, held a meeting studying the preparatory work for China (Ningxia) International Halal Food Certification Cooperation Forum, China-Arab States Environmental Protection Cooperation Forum 2015, China-Arab States University Presidents Forum 2015 and China International Halal Products Fair 2015 and so on. After listening to reports on the progress of preparatory work made by relevant departments in charge of these events, Wang put forward some requirements on dealing with the preparations systematically, efficiently and pragmatically.
As for China (Ningxia) International Halal Food Certification Cooperation Forum, Wang pointed out that halal food certification of national level, which concerns the future of the cooperation between China and Arab States, is significant for us, so we should seize the opportunity that the central government attaches importance to halal food certification. Firstly, we should take the opportunity of China-Arab States Expo 2015 to set standards for halal industry in Ningxia and then apply to relevant ministries for their approval to be raised into national ones on the basis of mutual recognition among fellow provinces; secondly, we should strive for the recognition of some global famous certification institutions through the Forum, especially the mutual recognition with Saudi Arabia and Malaysia; thirdly, we should actively invite major Arab States and target provinces to attend the Forum for discussions and sign agreements on mutual recognition; fourthly, we should invite officials from the State Ethnic Affairs Commission, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, China Islamic Association to attend the Forum and deliver speeches. Besides, Ethnic Affairs Commission and Foreign Affairs Office of Ningxia should manage the reception, accommodation and other logistics support for guests; fifthly, we should arrange visits to mosques, halal enterprises and scenic spots of Hui culture for guests to show the foundation of halal industry in Ningxia.
As for China-Arab States Environmental Protection Cooperation Forum 2015, Wang addressed that environmental protection cooperation between China and Arab States is a new topic for us, and the Ministry of Environmental Protection pays great attention to it. So we should cooperate with the Ministry to raise innovative ideas for the Forum and publicize environmental protection achievements of Ningxia. He required that we should find out demands and commons of environmental protection of both sides to accumulate experience for future’s cooperation; invite more enterprises to attend the Forum in order to provide a platform for environmental enterprises in China and Ningxia to enter world markets; and sign agreements after projects are in the process of operating.
As for China-Arab States University Presidents Forum 2015, Wang emphasized that, as an event that have been held for twice, the Forum is an important part of cultural and educational exchanges between China and Arab States, so we should increase contents of the Forum after understanding the spirit of the speech of General Secretary Xi Jinping addressed in the Sixth Ministerial Conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum. Wang required that firstly, we should push China and Arab States to take turns to hold the Forum and give United Arab Emirates and Egypt the priority; secondly, we should conduct pragmatic discussions on running schools, cultural exchanges of teachers and students as well as scientific research cooperation between China and Arab States; thirdly, we should actively prepare for the establishment of China-Arab States Academy to serve China-Arab States cooperation, and select scholars from Arab States to take part in researches of the Institute; fourthly, we should build promotion platforms for theories on China and Arab States, such as periodicals like Window towards China-Arab States or China-Arab States Cooperation, names of which can be further discussed. The periodicals would be jointly operated by relevant departments and financed by the government. So we should foster the establishment of these promotion platforms in the Forum.
As for China International Halal Products Fair 2015, Wang pointed out that halal industry in Ningxia enjoys distinctive features and the Fair, which has promising prospect, plays an important role in China-Arab States Expo. Therefore, we should further refine the process and highlight the connection in different periods so as to ensure that the preparatory work runs efficiently in an orderly way. Wang required that firstly, we should give priority to enterprises  from foreign countries and other provinces to exhibit their products in the limited exhibition area; secondly, we should connect halal food with cross-border E-business platforms to simultaneously promote their development; thirdly, we should focus on ‘Internet+’ strategy and achieve network-based management of halal products, cross-border E-business, halal food certification and financial payment in order to contribute to the going out of Chinese halal products; fourthly, the government should help merchants from foreign countries and other provinces to deal with their remaining products during the Expo so as to make them take part in the Expo without worries; fifthly, we should adopt suggestions from the Expo Bureau and Ethnic Affairs Commission of Ningxia, re-plan the Fair and actively prepare for the World Muslim Conference in next year so as to promote the going out of Chinese products and the bringing in of products of Arab States.
Wang stressed that relevant departments of the Autonomous Regions should attach great attention to China-Arab States Expo 2015, highlight the work on publicity and planning and specify the responsibilities from the perspective of serving national strategies and promoting the opening-up of Ningxia.
Deputy Secretary-General of the Government of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and officials from relevant divisions under the Executive Committee of China-Arab States Expo and relevant departments and bureaus attended the meeting.

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