December 1-3, as part of preparatory work on organizing China's participation as a Partner Country at the International Industrial Trade Fair INNOPROM, the official Chinese delegation arrived in Ekaterinburg. It was led by Zhang Di, Minister Plenipotentiary and Counselor on Trade and Economic Affairs at the Embassy of China in Russia. The delegation held working meetings regarding organization of the national exposition, a business program with experts from China, and activities for the cultural program.
The delegation paid particular attention to the inspection of IEC "Ekaterinburg-Expo", the venue of INNOPROM. During the tour of the exhibition center, accompanied by Alexei Orlov, the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Sverdlovsk region, the leader of the Chinese delegation, Zhang Di expressed China's strong interest in its efficient participation in the main Russian industrial trade fair. "We hope that China's participation as the Partner Country of INNOPROM will contribute to the expansion and strengthening of bilateral cooperation between two countries in the industrial, trade, and economic spheres. China is interested in establishing reliable and long-term relations between our countries," - said Zhang Di.