The China-Arab States Expo is an international exposition approved by the State Council of China and co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and the government of the Ningxia Hui autonomous region. Its predecessor was the China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum.
Since 2010, three sessions of the China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum and three sessions of the China-Arab States Expo have been successfully held in Ningxia. These have had a wide and profound impact in the world. The events won wide recognition from countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative including Arab countries, and made positive contributions to the promotion of pragmatic cooperation between China and Arab states.
Between them, the five sessions have attracted representatives of more than 80 countries, regions and international institutions, more than 140 large business associations, 7,732 large and medium-sized enterprises and financial institutions, and more than 57,000 exhibitors and buyers.
The China-Arab States Expo has become an open international platform facilitating economic cooperation between China and Arab states, as well as other economies taking part in the Belt and Road Initiative.