The opening ceremony of The 4th Trans-Himalaya Development Forumis was held in Mangshi on the morning of Septermber 11. The theme of the forum is Trans-Himalaya Cooperation: From Concept to Reality.
Among distinguished guests who attended the ceremony were Ji Zhiye, the former president of China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, Sulaimankhail Hedayatullah ,president of Investment Department of Ministry of Commerce in Afghanistan.Hu Xiaocheng, Zhang Hui, Wang Mingshan, Yang Xing and other party and government leaders from Dehong also attended the opening ceremony.
Since the First Trans-Himalaya Development Forum in August 2015 , the forum has served as a significant platform in cultivating friendly exchange and cooperation between China and countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Leaders, experts and entrepreneurs from China, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka exchanged in-depth ideas on promoting sustainable development and shared prosperity.
Different from the previous three forums, a dialogue between entrepreneurs from China and Afghanistan was held at the same time this year. Dozens of entrepreneurs explored the new modes of cooperation. In the future, dialogue between enterprises would be a permanent agenda of the forum.