In recent days, the national pavilions of the 6th China International Import Expo(CIIE) have been filled with laughter and a spectacular array of activities that showcase the unique features of different countries. These events captivate the attention of visiting merchants, who pause to watch and engage in discussions, transforming the expo into a platform for cultural exchange among nations.
On the afternoon of November 6th, in front of the Honduras Pavilion, a highly distinctive traditional South American dance was performed. The performers were surrounded by a crowd, hopping and dancing their way around the pavilion, bringing the rhythm to the audience present. Exhibitor Rebeca from Honduras shared that they brought a variety of South American agricultural products, including cocoa products, flowers, and sweet potatoes. This was her first time participating in the expo, and she expressed high hopes for this year’s event, wishing for people from around the world to understand the quality and delicious taste of Honduran products.
After an exuberant dance performance, visitors sat down to savor the cuisine. In the Serbian Pavilion, two foreign chefs were busy preparing specialty dishes for visitors. Janko, an exhibitor from Serbia, explained that they were creating traditional Serbian cuisine.
Janko introduced that the Serbian Pavilion was themed around the color red and rivers. Here, people could see a variety of red Serbian traditional products. “The color red is an important part of our traditional culture and is used in many Serbian customs, such as weddings and many other religious holidays.”
Dressed in traditional attire, Madina stood in the Kazakhstan Pavilion, introducing agricultural products from her country to passing merchants. She spoke fluent Chinese. “The theme of our booth is the Belt and Road Initiative. We mainly brought some agricultural products, such as vegetable oil and grains.” Madina mentioned that as a bridge for the Belt and Road Initiative, this expo also saw the participation of many logistics and technology investment companies. “Participating in the expo is a great opportunity for our country to showcase itself to the world.”