Government of the Republic of Fiji
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service
27th August 2012: Fiji’s Ambassador to China Mr. Esala Teleni is preparing his Embassy Team to showcase Fiji at two International Fairs at Yiwu in China in the coming months.
Fiji has been invited by the Vice Mayor of Yiwu H.E. Mr. Li Minduring a recent visit to the Embassy to participate at the 5th China Yiwu International Forest Products Fair to be held in Yiwu from 1st to 4th November2012. The Vice Mayor has promised to assist our participation with free displaybooths together with other financial assistance.
Fiji has also been offered to set up a display booth at the Yiwu Small Commodities Trading Market. YSCTM is the largest distribution Centre forcommodities in the world and has been identified as an ideal ‘gate-way’ for potentialbuyers/market for Fiji-Made products.The Mission is planning to open the booth at the YSCTM in November 2012 after the completion of the Yiwu Forest Fair.
Fiji Mission Beijing is working closely with relevant Fiji stakeholders such as the Department of Forestry, Investment Fiji and other key privatesector stakeholders regarding our participation.
Yiwu is a city of about 1.2 million peoplein central Zhejiang Province near the central eastern coast of the People's Republic of China. The city is famous in China as a commodities center. Yiwu aspires to become the supermarket of the world for small commodities, a paradise for foreign traders from all over the world.Today, the different markets of Yiwu cover an area of around one million square meters, with more than 320000 items classified in 1502 different categories. Thus Yiwu is the biggest supermarket in the world, but also the most important exhibition Centre for small commodities.END
(Photo caption: The Vice-Mayor is greeted by AMB Teleni and First Secretary JosefaTuima during his visit to the Fiji Embassy in Beijing.)
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