A visitor takes selfies with a staff member at the booth of Uganda during the China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo in Changsha, central China's Hunan Province, June 28, 2019. The exhibition hall of the expo opened to public on Friday and Saturday. (Xinhua/Xue Yuge)
NDOLA, Zambia, June 28 (Xinhua) -- A Zambian expert has urged Zambia and other African nations to utilize the first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo and gain tangible benefits.
Naison Ngoma, Copperbelt University Chancellor, said in an interview that China has demonstrated all it takes by building road infrastructure in Zambia to indicate the Asian country's commitment to strengthening bilateral relations.
"It was China that came to the aid of Zambia by constructing a railway line to the sea coast for last four decades and to date the railway line still remains a vital route for exports and imports of goods," he said.
Visitors try masks at the booth of the Republic of Ghana during the China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo in Changsha, central China's Hunan Province, June 28, 2019. The exhibition hall of the expo opened to public on Friday and Saturday. (Xinhua/Xue Yuge)
He said China assisted Zambia in a most profound way.
The expert expressed optimism that China's agenda for Africa will benefit most African states.
The first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo opened Thursday in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province.
The three-day event has attracted more than 10,000 guests and traders, including those from 53 African countries, according to the organizing committee.
International organizations including the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the World Food Programme, and the World Trade Organization, have sent representatives to the expo.