A total of 163 deals worth nearly 27 billion U.S. dollars have been signed at the ongoing China-Arab States Expo in northwestern Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
Inked on Friday, the agreements involve halal food and agriculture, new materials, equipment manufacture, medical care and pharmaceuticals, energy and chemicals, industrial park construction, housing, textiles, and services.
Eighty-six agreements were signed between China and foreign countries or regions with a combined value of 16.6 billion dollars, of which 60 were signed with Arab countries with a total value of about 12 billion dollars.
The second China-Arab States expo kicked off on Thursday in the regional capital of Yinchuan and will run until Sunday.
Ningxia is home to more than 10 percent of China’s 20 million Muslims.