(ECNS) -- Fifty-three African countries and four international organizations have confirmed to take part in the first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, to be held from June 27 to 29, said deputy governor He Baoxiang on Tuesday.
Participants will include about 1,500 foreign guests, 5,000 domestic guests, and over 3,500 exhibitors, buyers and professional visitors.
International organizations that have already confirmed participation include the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the World Food Programme, the World Trade Organization and the African Union.
The expo will include conferences, forums and exhibitions covering a broad range of sectors including trade, agriculture, investment and financing, industrial parks and infrastructure. Ministries and regional governments will host meetings to explore new cooperation mechanisms with African counterparts.
He said the expo will showcase classic cooperation projects between China and Africa and have an exhibition hall for African commodities at Gaoqiao Market, a major wholesale hub in central China.
Hunan will work closely with the Ministry of Commerce and other departments to develop the expo into a new platform for implementing measures outlined in the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, it was added.