YINCHUAN, China, Aug. 28, 2015 / PRNewswire — The China-Arab States Expo 2015 will be held in Ningxia, China from September 10th-13th, companies and organizations from 22 countries and regions have confirmed their participation, with several heads of state, ministerial officials and leaders of commerce associations expected to attend.

2015 is the kick-off year of China’s “One Belt, One Road” strategy. Three key events, the China-Arab States Expo, the Boao Forum for Asia and the China-ASEAN Expo, have been defined as important platforms for building the “One Belt, One Road” route as a principal component of the overall initiative entitled China’s Vision and Actions on Jointly Building the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road.

In line with the strategy and, more specifically, with the initiative of promoting the Silk Road Economic Belt and deepening China-Arab cooperation, the China-Arab States Expo 2015 features a variety of events, including the opening ceremony, the celebration commending Jordan as this year’s guest country of honor, in addition to six conferences and forums – the China-Arab States Industry and Commerce Summit, the Online Silk Road Forum, the China-Arab States Technology Transfer and Innovation Cooperation Conference, the China-Arab States Agricultural Symposium, the China-Arab States Health Cooperation Forum and the China-Arab States Travel Agents Conference, and four exhibitions – the Online Silk Road & Cloud Computing Technology and Application Exhibition, the China-Arab States High-Tech and Equipment Exhibition, the China-Arab States Culture and Art Week and the China-Arab States Modern Agricultural Exhibition & Horticultural Expo. This year’s Expo will also be held in conjunction with 11 events including the China-Arab States Broadcasting and TV Cooperation Forum and the China-Arab States University Presidents Forum.

The Chinese government attaches much importance to its cooperation with the Arab States. Chinese President Xi Jinping said, “China and the Arab States are natural partners for building the One Belt, One Road route.” Since 2010, the China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum has been successfully held in Ningxia three times while the China-Arab States Expo once. The China-Arab States Expo has now established a multi-level dialogue and a collaborative environment consisting of high-level dialogues where economic and trade partnerships are formed, information is exchanged and cultural exchanges are set up. This year’s Expo is serving to help the Chinese government accelerate the “One Belt, One Road” strategy.