26 nov 2018
At CEOE’s headquarters

ANTONIO GARAMENDI MEETS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTORS OF CHINA, FANG QIUCHEN

On the eve of the visit of the President of the People

The president of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations, Antonio Garamendi, met with the president of the Chinese International Contractors Association, Fang Qiuchen, on the eve of the visit of the president of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, on November 27 and 28, who will be travelling with a major Chinese business delegation led by CHINCA.

ANTONIO GARAMENDI MEETS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTORS OF CHINA, FANG QIUCHEN

At this meeting, both presidents discussed the current state of economic and trade relations between Spain and the P.R. China, as well as the different ways in which both organizations may cooperate to strengthen business relations between both countries. Special attention was also paid to cooperation in third markets, where Chinese and Spanish companies stand out for their global leadership and strong complementarity in areas such as infrastructure, energy and telecommunications.

In addition, opportunities were also analysed in areas related to automobiles, agro-food, industrial technologies, fashion and tourism, among others. They also referred to the Forum of CEOs, scheduled for November 27 at the State Secretariat for Commerce, and the Spanish-Chinese Business Meeting that will take place on November 28 at 4:00 p.m. in CEOE’s headquarters, and which will be held by both organizations on the occasion of the visit to Spain of the President of China, Xi Jinping.

The establishment of the Chinese-Spanish Business Council within the Forum of CEOs was highlighted. The main function of this Council will be to promote business cooperation and make recommendations to both governments, with the aim of intensifying economic and business relations between the two countries. Finally, they expressed their satisfaction for the numerous institutional agreements of an economic and business nature that will be signed on the occasion of this state visit, and which will, undoubtedly, contribute to strengthening Spain's relations with the second economy. China is currently the main customer and destination of Spanish investments in Asia, and China is the third largest supplier in Spain.