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Guo Wenqing Met with Chilean Ambassador to China Luis Schmidt

On March 15th,Mr.Guo Wenqing, China Minmetals’President and Party Group Deputy Secretary and MCC Chairman,Chinese Chairman of the China-Chile Entrepreneur Committee,met with Mr.Luis Schmidt,Chilean Ambassador to China and his delegation,in Beijing.The two parties made an in-depth and friendly discussion on the issues of the 10th Annual Meeting of the China-Chile Entrepreneur Association held in the APEC,the China Minmetals’ projects invested in Chile,and the supporting activities for the Chilean President's visit to China.

Mr.Guo extended a warm welcome to Mr.Louis Schmidt visit,expressed his gratitude to the Chilean government for the considerable support for the China Minmetals’businesses in Chile,and briefly introduced the basic situation of China Minmetals.He pointed out that the China-Chile Entrepreneur Association,as an important platform to actively carry out exchanges and cooperation between enterprises of the two countries,has fully witnessed and promoted the good economic and trade relations between the two countries,which is unanimously affirmed by the two governments.During the APEC 2019 to be held in Chile,it is hoped that the China-Chile Entrepreneur Association will play a more active and important role to fully manage the 10th Annual Meeting,to further enhance international visibility,and to attract more and more members to join,aiming to promote the continuous bilateral economic and trade investment cooperation between China and Chile,and strengthen the communication and exchanges between Chinese and Chilean enterprises.

Guo emphasized that China Minmetals is the first one in the global metal mining industry to open up the entire industry chain covering from resource acquisition to exploration,design,construction,mining, mineral processing,smelting,logistics and trade as well as MCC is the pioneer and main force of China's steel industry,accounting for 90% of the domestic metallurgical construction market and 60% of the global metallurgical construction market with solid strength in metallurgical construction and transformation and infrastructure construction.It is hoped that the Chilean government will continue to give support to China Minmetals,explore opportunities for cooperation in the development and utilization of mineral resources and urban infrastructure construction,and jointly promote the multi-sectoral and professional win-win situation of Chinese and Chilean enterprises.

Mr.Luis Schmidt expressed his appreciation for the development of China Minmetals in recent years and affirmed the role played by Chinese and Chilean entrepreneurs in Chile's social and economic development.He pointed out that China is Chile's largest partner and has made outstanding contributions to Chile's economic and trade development.China Minmetals is an important force and a reliable strategic partner for promoting the bilateral trade cooperation and the Chile's economic development.It is hoped that China Minmetals will further strengthen investment in mining, agriculture, infrastructure construction,energy,transportation and other fields in Chile.The Chilean government will give strong support to jointly promote the friendly cooperation and the long-term development between the two countries.

The two sides also fully discussed the relevant supporting activities for the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.Mr.Jiao Jian,Deputy General Manager and Party Member of China Minmetals,also attended the meeting.Other attendees were Mr.Rodrigo Toledo,First Secretary of the Chilean Embassy in China,together with the related personnel from China Minmetals headquarter and the affiliated enterprises including Xing Yan,Zhu Haitao, Zhou Yi,Zhao Jing.