Belgian Deputy Prime Minister visited SDE

2018-11-7

H.E. Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Kris Peeters visited Shanghai Diamond Exchange during the CIIE in the morning of Nov. 6th, accompanied by H.E. the Belgian Ambassador to China Mr. Marc Vinck, and H.E. the Consul General of Belgium in Shanghai Mr. Paul Lambert. Local government officials in charge of the diamond trade attended the meeting, including Mr. Shen Weihua, Vice Director of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, Mr. Ju Xinping, Vice Director of Diamond Administration of China, Ms. Ma Lan, Director of the Customs at SDE and Ms. Liu Feng, Director of the Customs at SDE(Former Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine). Mr. Lin Qiang, President of SDE, Mr. Yan Nanhai VP of SDE, and Ms. Caroline Yuan, also VP of SDE welcomed the delegation at SDE. A dozen of representatives of the SDE Belgian members were present during the visit. 

Mr. Lin extended warmest welcome to His Excellency’s visit. He said that SDE has always been paying high attention to its business and cultural relationships with Belgium for two main reasons. On the one hand, when starting from scratch 18 years ago, SDE learned advanced practices from the Belgian diamond industry and bourses. On the other hand, as the world capital of diamond, Antwerp plays a key role in the global diamond trade and China’s diamond imports. SDE’s Belgian members who are the major players in the industry also contribute a lot to SDE’s development for years.

Mr. Peeters was satisfied with the facilities and services SDE provides to its members. He recognized SDE’s efforts on promoting the Belgian diamonds as well as cultures in China. At the same time, He hoped that the exchanges between diamond industries of the two counties could be further strengthened by SDE. 

After the meeting, Mr. Deputy Prime Minister and the delegation visited the Customs at SDE and were introduced to the whole customs procedures. They then visited the National Gemstone Testing Centre (NGTC) Shanghai Lab. Mr. Ye Zhibin, Director of NGTC and Mr. Wang Xinmin, Director of NGTC Shanghai Lab received the delegation. 

Mr. Peeters’s visit to SDE out of his extremely tight schedule during the CIIE shows the high attention Belgium pays to the Chinese diamond market. It is believed that this important event will help to further improve cooperation between the two countries in diamond trade and broader areas. 


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