China is welcome to do business in Barbados.
This was the clear message sent recently by acting chief executive officer of Invest Barbados, Sandra Payne, to a visiting delegation of Chinese government and business officials, attending a seminar and networking session, hosted by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation or BIDC.
The event was held at Bagnall's Point Gallery, Pelican Centre, Bridgetown.
While stating that the island's trading partners had grown from merely being the United Kingdom in the 1960's to include Caricom, the United States, Canada, Germany and Japan, Ms. Payne noted this came as a result of the deliberate policy, of successive governments, to develop a more diversified economy, and facilitate sustainable economic momentum, on the island.
The acting CEO pointed out that areas of interest in foreign direct investment included education, cultural industries and renewable energy.