The 2nd China-Russia Expo, themed “Silk Road Economic Zone: New Opportunities for Cooperation”, is significant for the two countries to seek strategic cooperation, the Chinese side secretary general of the organizing committee, E Zhongqi said in an exclusive interview with Xinhuanet lately.
The bilateral strategic cooperation will have significant impact and bring about new chances and set up new platforms, said E Zhongqi, who is also the chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Heilongjiang provincial council.
China-Russia Expo is an annual bilateral trade fair held in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang Province for the past 26 years.
Last year, it became a national-level expo and one of the major regional platform to promote the Belt and Road initiative.
The 2nd China-Russia Expo will be held Oct 12-16 in Heilongjiang province. As the host, the province gears up to upgrade the expo in terms of function and service, E Zhongqi said.
According to him, the exhibition area of the expo is to be 86,000 square meters. So far, 75 percent of booths have been booked.
The set-up and preparatory work for the Hall of Russia is undergoing smoothly, he added.