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Stamen Yanev: "We are in Shanghai because we want to work with the Chinese economy"

November 23, 2015

On November 23, in Shanghai, China, took place the “Invest in Bulgaria. Expand in Europe” conference, under the project “Promoting the advantages of investing in Bulgaria”, implemented with the financial support of Operational Program “Development of the Competitiveness of the Bulgarian Economy” 2007-2013. The forum was opened by Stamen Yanev, Executive Director of InvestBulgaria Agency, which is the organizer of the conference. He welcomed the guests of the conference “Invest in Bulgaria. Expand in Europe”, with the words:
InvestBulgaria Agency is in Shanghai, because we know that here is the main engine of the Chinese economy. This is exactly why we want to work together as a well-oiled machine.”

“China is the most important strategic partner for Bulgaria and Asia.”, stated the Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who attended the opening of the conference.

Tomislav Donchev, Vice Prime Minister for EU Funds and Economic Policies, greeted the attendees and introduced to them the opportunities, awaiting the Chinese business in Bulgaria: “Bulgaria and China are friendly nations. Friendship and trust are the foundations of good business relations between our countries. I am convinced that together we can repeatedly develop the trade potential between our countries. Bulgaria has duty-free access to a nearly 500 million market, which is 20% of the global market ", he told the attendees.

“China is the second largest economy in the world. And the developing Bulgarian economy provides a prerequisite for a long-term joint cooperation. Maintaining fiscal security is our main priority”, stated at the opening of the conference Minister Bojidar Lukarski.

The event brought together representatives of highest government level, executive directors, corporate and financial advisors from Bulgaria and China, which shared their views on the investment and business opportunities in the county. The conference was attended by major Chinese companies from the sectors of agriculture and food production, information and communication technologies, transport equipment and others. The competitive advantages of Bulgaria in the fields of information and communication technology, business process outsourcing, food and agriculture, electronics, transport equipment and machinery, were discussed as the main topics of the event.

The development of strategic partnerships, as well as the investment opportunities in Bulgaria, is the main goal of the large-scale international forum, organized by the InvestBulgaria Agency.