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Promoting Lithuania’s deep involvement in CIFIT

     chinadaily     2018-5-23 16:13:00    

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A working team of the 2018 CIFIT visits Simonas Kairys, deputy mayor of Kaunas. [Photo/chinafair.org.cn]


The overseas roadshow for the 2018 China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) came to its second stop of Lithuania on May 18.


The 2018 CIFIT is expected to be held in Xiamen, Fujian province from Sept 8 to 11.


A working team led by Wang Qiongwen, deputy director of CIFIT’s organizing committee, visited Xiamen’s sister city Kaunas, and Vilnius, capital of Lithuania.


During their stay in Kaunas, they visited the municipal government, Kaunas Chamber of Commerce and the management committee of Kaunas Free Economic Zone (FEZ).


The working team introduced the highlights and preparation for the 2018 CIFIT and promoted the related agencies in the city to attend the event.


They also promised to draw out a plan tailored for Kaunas’ attendance.

 A working team of the 2018 CIFIT visits Vytas Petruzis, general manager of Kaunas Free Economic Zone. [Photo/chinafair.org.cn]


Simonas Kairys, deputy mayor of Kaunas, said that the city attaches great importance to its friendly relations with Xiamen and a delegation led by a deputy mayor or above will attend the 2018 CIFIT to attract Chinese enterprises’ investment in the city’s mechanical automation and bio-medicine industries.


The deputy mayor said that he will try to pursude the mayor attending the event and also his country’s Ministry of Economy for the fair.


Agne Jaraite, director of international relations and concierge department of Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, said that he will advertise the fair among the local businessmen and cooperate with local government to organize high quality enterprises to attend the fair.


Kaunas FEZ plans to attend the 2018 CIFIT with Kaunas municipal government to seek cooperation with Chinese enterprises that intend to invest in Europe, Vytas Petruzis, general manager of Kaunas FEZ, said.


During their stay in Vilnius, the working team visited the Ministry of Economy and the business office of Chinese Embassy in Lithuania.


They invited the director of Lithuania’s Ministry of Economy to lead a delegation to attend this year’s CIFIT and also appealed to the ministry for supporting the country applying for the 2019 CIFIT’s guest country of honor.

A working team of the 2018 CIFIT visits Gina Jaugielaviciene, director of the investment and export department of Lithuania’s Ministry of Economy. [Photo/chinafair.org.cn]

Gina Jaugielaviciene, director of the ministry’s investment and export department, promised to report to the vice-minister of the Ministry of Economy about the 2018 CIFIT.


She also showed great interest in applying for the guest country of honor, which she will take into consideration.


The business office of Chinese Embassy in Lithuania will provide full support to the working team’s exhibitor attraction in the European country, Chen Lin, commercial counsellor, said.


They will also help invite the minister of the country’s Ministry of Economy to attend the 2018 CIFIT.


The 2017 CIFIT witnessed the signing of 1,577 investment projects worth 532.7 billion yuan ($81 billion) and attracted more than 100,000 domestic and foreign business representatives from 107 countries and regions, 4,000 domestic and foreign enterprises, nearly 700 business groups, and 40 multinational corporations.


Lithuania, in the European Union (EU) and inside the euro zone, boasts good natural environment and advanced technologies in mechanical automation and bio-medicine industries. The country also serves as an entry where companies outside Europe want to enter into the continental.


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