(Yicai Global) Nov. 10 -- Exporters from African countries such as Senegal, Ivory Coast and Burundi have built important business relationships with Chinese partners at the ongoing trade fair in Shanghai.
The representatives that Xinhua News Agency talked with were all satisfied with their takeaways from the China International Import Expo, the state-backed news outlet reported today. The CIIE will end today.
A delegation from Ivory Coast penned a cooperation agreement with a regional government from Hunan province for cashew nut imports, an official from the West African country's commerce ministry said, adding that Ivory Coast is the world's largest producer of cashews. The country would still like to find more buyers for its exquisite wood carvings.
Burundi showcased its tea and coffee at the trade fair, which are the Central African country's main exports for foreign exchange earnings, said Deo-Guide Rurema, the minister of environment, agriculture and livestock.
The Democratic Republic of Congo brought foodstuffs such as coffee, honey and fruit wines, but also tried to advocate its cobalt resources, said Jean Lucien Bussa Tongba, the minister of state for foreign trade. The country is the largest producer of the rare chemical element that is particularly used for electric vehicle batteries.
Madagascar, the largest island in the African continent, was seeking to attract more tourists. The eastern state is improving its infrastructure, as well as protecting plants and animals to get more interest from Chinese travelers.
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