A Bahrain delegation held a series of meetings in the Chinese city of Guangzhou over the last two days, aimed at promoting international investment in the Kingdom and boosting trade relations with businesses in the country. The delegation, led by HE Kamal bin Ahmed, Minister of Transportation and Acting Chief Executive of the Economic Development Board (EDB), are on a ten-day visit to the People’s Republic of China to promote the Kingdom and strengthen business ties between the two countries.
Today HE Kamal bin Ahmed met with the Governor of the People’s Government of Guangdong Province and conducted a factory tour of specialist manufacturer Asahi Tec with Mr. Khalid Al Zayani, Honorary Chairman, Al Zayani Investments and Mr. Hamid Al Zayani, Founder and Partner of Al Zayani Investments. The meeting builds on a series of meetings held by the delegation yesterday with various groups.
Bahraini businessmen and women, as well as private sector representatives also held meetings with various Chinese companies to discuss means of mutual cooperation in trade and investment in the major city. The EDB organised B2B meetings between Bahraini companies and Chinese counterparts to discuss potential partnerships and trade opportunities.
During the visit, a series of media interviews were held with a range of leading Chinese business news publications where members of the delegation presented Bahrain’s economic story and achievements to the media. The delegation also participated in two panels that focused on Bahrain’s business environment and the investment opportunities.
While in the city yesterday, the delegation hosted an Invest in Bahrain Seminar during which HE Kamal bin Ahmed spoke about the importance of building closer links between Bahrain and China and the role that the Kingdom has to play in providing a gateway to Chinese investment in the Gulf region.
The business delegation, which conducted a number of meetings and seminars in Beijing last week, is set to travel to Shenzen later today, with the visit concluding in Hong Kong at the end of this week