Dalian is a coastal city prosperous because of ports. It is an industrial, port and tourism city with opening-up, inclusive and innovative spirits. Dalian has the most opening-up and comprehensive functional areas in Northeast China. It's the international shipping center, logistic center and regional financial center in Northeast Asia. Dalian is a significant frontier and window of opening up in Northeast China. The city has now become the most open and energetic international city with the strongest economy in Northeast China.
Dalian Import and Export Commodities Fair was founded in 1987. It is the first regional import and export commodity fair approved by the former Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of the People's Republic of China. So far, it has successfully held 35 sessions, which has become an annual comprehensive international trade event with great influence in Northeast China and the Bohai Rim Economic Zone.
On the theme of widening the circle of friends, facilitating trade, promoting investment and achieving mutual benefits, the 36th Dalian Import & Export Commodities Fair will integrate trade promotion with retail shows. We will work jointly with a wider range of countries and regions to present a variety of regional products and perform dramatic folk culture. In this way, we will help build Dalian into an international consumption center. We will further explore and enhance the cooperation in the fields of economic trade and cultural tourism with RCEP member states and countries and regions along the Belt and Road.
We sincerely welcome friends from home and abroad to visit the Dalian Import and Export Commodities Fair, looking for business opportunities and making shared achievements.