On December 3 local time, President Xi Jinping of China and President Barreira of Panama met with the representatives of entrepreneurs attending China-Panama Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum in Panama City. Mr. Liu Qitao - Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of CCCG was invited to participate in the meeting as a representative.
President Xi Jinping said the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Panama had opened broad prospects for cooperation between both countries in various fields. "The economic and trade cooperation between the two countries and the contact between the business circles of both countries have never been as rich and close as today. The business circles of the two countries are main forces of the China-Panama Cooperation, so they should seize this good opportunity to expand the cooperation. China sincerely opens market to foreign countries, welcomes entrepreneurs from other countries including Panama to invest and develop in China and also encourages the Chinese enterprises to develop in Panama so as to realize common development and prosperity. The entrepreneurs of the two countries should shoulder social responsibility and build friendship with people wherever they do business or construct projects." He hoped that entrepreneurs of the two countries could forge ahead to create a better future for the China-Panama cooperation.
President Barreira said for a long term, the industrial and commercial circles of Panama and China had kept in touch through the canal, port and Colon Free Trade Zone. "Since China and Panama established diplomatic relations, the economic and trade cooperation between the two countries has become increasingly close. We welcome more Chinese enterprises to invest in Panama, take Panama as the base to radiate Latin America, thus helping the development of Panama and this region and realize the win-win cooperation mentioned by President Xi Jinping.
As one of the first enterprises "going global" in China, CHEC has developed in America for more than 30 years, and CHEC America Regional Company is headquartered in Panama. In recent years, CHEC has constructed the first government tendering project of Panama - Amador Cruise Terminal after the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Panama, and won the largest individual government spot exchange project of the Chinese enterprises in the American market, making positive contributions to the economic and social development of Panama and friendly cooperation between China and Panama.