North Korean delegation to attend China expo

Beijing, Oct 11 (IANS) A North Korean delegation of about 400 members will attend the fourth China-North Korea expo scheduled next week, officials said on Sunday.

The China-North Korea Economic, Trade, Cultural and Tourism Expo will be held from October 15-18 in Liaoning province’s Dandong city, with more than 100 exhibition booths for companies from Pyongyang, Xinhua news agency reported.

On the sidelines of the event, China and North Korea will also discuss the launch of new tourism projects to Pyongyang , according to organisers.

Firms from Russia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, Egypt as well as Hong Kong and Taiwan regions will seek business opportunities at the expo.

Dandong is a key hub for trade, investment and tourism between China and North Korea.

There are more than 600 border trade enterprises in the city and trade with Pyongyang accounts for 40 percent of the city’s total trade turnover.

The Guomenwan trade zone in Dandong is expected to open soon to boost bilateral economic cooperation.

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