Minister seeking investments in China

The commerce minister, Anabel González, is in China trying to drum up investments from the Asian giant, said the Ministerio de Comercio Exterior.

China staged an international investment fair in Xiamen, China. This is the 17th annual edition of the China International Fair for Investment and Trade. The event was on the minister’s agenda.

The ministry said that Ms. González had a television interview on a CCTV 2 show specializing in finance.

She was scheduled to go to another city Monday to discuss the potential for a free trade zone in Costa Rica.

The two-day investment forum opens Sunday in Xiamen. While there the minister met with Mukhisa Kituyi, the secretary general of the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development. The Geneva-based organization co-sponsors the conference.

The investment fair said that 670 institutions and 12,000 overseas trade visitors from more than 100 countries attended. Ecuador also sent a representative, the fair said.

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