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Mongolia attaches great importance to Mongolia-China expo: agriculture minister

  ULAN BATOR, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia attaches great importance to the biennial Mongolia-China expo, which is a great platform to showcase Mongolian products to Chinese consumers, Agriculture Minister Chultem Ulaan said Tuesday.

  "The third Mongolia-China expo will be held in Hohhot, capital of China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, in September. Preparation work for the expo is underway," he told Xinhua, noting that the Mongolian side "attaches great huge importance to the expo."

  He said that the biennial expo has provided Mongolian businesses with a huge opportunity to promote their products, especially organic food products to Chinese consumers.

  "Many companies have expressed their willingness to participate in the expo. Our officials are now working to provide them with all the information they need," the minister added.

  Ulaan said he hoped this year's expo would be bigger in size.

  More than 380 Mongolian businesses participated in the second Mongolia-China expo held in Hohhot in 2017, exhibiting products in around 400 categories, showed data from the department of foreign trade and economic cooperation at the Mongolian Foreign Ministry.