Free trade instead protectionism - From interview of the Zivadin Jovanovic to Xinhua

Activities - Comments


The Second China International Import Export reflects continuity of China’s strategy to further open up the market of the second largest world economy promoting cooperative, innovative and shared global economic growth. This positive approach and practice is obviously well understood and supported as 155 countries and thousands of companies from all over the world are attending the Shanghai business exhibitions.

Presence and speeches of President Xi Jinping as the host, as well as of the prominent leaders of important partner-countries add political significance and multidimensional positive effects of the event.  This is particularly important at the time when slowing down of the world economy calls for new joint efforts toward growth and stability, for desisting from the practice of protectionism, removal of all artificial barriers to trade and return to principles and international law abiding practices. In this regard president Xi’s call to uphold basic principles of the international trading regime and to resolve all disputes in a equitable dialogue for the benefit of all has particular importance. His call to continue to deepen multilateral and bilateral cooperation was reinforced by the reaffirmation of importance to continue joint building of the Belt and Road.

Serbia which is represented at Expo by large and strong delegation headed by the Prime Minister Ana Brnabic plays very important role in this global multidimensional Initiative, particularly in the framework of China+17CEEE countries. Many strategic projects have already been implemented while the other, like high speed modern railway Belgrade-Budapest is under construction. Serbian public received with great satisfaction the news from Shanghai that President Xi Jinping may pay new state visit to Serbia next year.