1,000 persons participated in Chinese summit here

The Chinese business summit held in San José drew officials and marketers from 14 Latin American countries and from 20 provinces of China, organizers reported Thursday.

They said that there were a total of 1,000 participants. They also reported that there were 2,300 face-to-face meetings between Costa Rican, Latin American and Chinese business people.

The final statistics came from the Ministerio de Comercio Exterior, the Promotora del Comercio Exterior and the Coalición Costarricense de Iniciativas para el Desarrollo, The Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo participated, as did the Chinese council for the promotion of international commerce.

During the two-day event some 45 memos of understanding were signed among various promotional chambers. Costa Rica signed an agreement to create a Chinese American business committee and one with the Chinese province of Hubei, the ministry said.

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