Signed a Memorandum of understanding

Signed a Memorandum of understanding

A Memorandum of understanding in respect of the establishment of twinning between the cities of Gomel and Handan (Hebei province of China) signed today during a meeting of the Chairman of the Gomel regional Executive Committee Gennady Nightingale with the Chinese delegation, BelTA has learned.

Signatures under the document have put the Chairman of the Gomel city Executive Committee Piotr Kirichenko and first Deputy mayor of people's government of Handan Have Cinelan.

Gennady Nightingale expressed confidence that the Memorandum will promote the development of mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields. In General, according to him, the Gomel region strengthens relations with China in many areas. "The main emphasis, of course, falls on economic cooperation, the delivery of the products. This year we have increased the export of almost one and a half times", - he said. At the same time in the region working on the issues of increasing exports to China for some items, such as beef.

According to the head of the region on a partnership basis, parties should develop industrial cooperation, in particular the "Gomselmash" and Hebei enterprises of agricultural mechanical engineering "Sunshine-Gomel". There are prospects for implementation of joint ideas in the field of tourism, culture and education.

Voiced directions supported Have Cinelan. He explained that during the current visit, the delegation will visit Gomselmash to discuss the aspects of further interaction. The Chinese guest stressed the prospect of a joint project in the field of agricultural engineering. According to him, large powerful technique is needed and in demand in many areas.

According to the information of Homel regional Executive Committee, in January-August this year, the growth rate of trade turnover between the Gomel oblast and China exceeded 179% compared to the same period last year. Main items of exports to China are wood pulp, whey powder, canned milk, nonfat dry milk, flax, alloys based on copper and zinc. From China companies import electric and electronic equipment, motors, machines and equipment, fabrics and threads, control devices and instrumentation, refractory materials. The volume of foreign direct investment from China in January-June 2019 amounted to $154,8 thousand