On May 11th, Deputy Secretary General Mr. Liu Hongru took a visit to Austrian Embassy and met with Commercial Councilor Mr. Martin Glatz. Mr. Liu briefed on CFIE’s work and vision for promoting “Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road” initiative (OBOR) and welcomed the participation of the Austrian Economic Chambers (AEC) in the facilitation of China proposed Belt and Road initiative. Mrs. Yan Jun, Deputy Director General of International Department and Ms. Pan Jing, Project Manager of International Department, attended the meeting.
First, Mr. Martin Glatz welcomed Mr. Liu and his colleagues. He said, OBOR initiative was warmly responded by both Chinese and international communities. OBOR included Central and Eastern Europe where Austrian enterprises were active. Besides, Austria was an observer state of China-CEE leaders' summit. Consequently, Austria was highly interested in the OBOR initiative and became a founding member of AIIB.
He said that AEC was the only national association of industry and commerce in Austria. It represents all Austrian companies and protects and promotes their benefits. AEC also had 100 offices in 70 countries and regions. He said that AEC was interested in OBOR cooperation promoted by CFIE. The Commercial Section of Austrian Embassy in China was commissioned to communicate with CFIE for further information.
Mr. Liu made an introduction about CFIE, its branded activities and international cooperation platforms. He emphasized the goal of turning CFIE into a new type of think tank that coordinates industries and promotes international cooperation. He said that against the background of OBOR, CFIE combined its goals and advantages and mapped out a vision of promoting OBOR cooperation by taking advantages of national resources of capital, technology and information so as to encourage industrial collaboration among OBOR countries.
Mr. Liu pointed out that the ultimate goal is to realize practical cooperation among national and international enterprises. These companies were the main participants of collaboration and industry associations could help them enter foreign markets by solving the problems caused by insufficient and asymmetric information.
Mr. Martin Glatz highly appreciated CFIE’s envision. He hoped that China’s associations could be in the first team of “going global”. ACE would keep in close contact with CFIE regarding OBOR cooperation.
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