Sunday, August 20, 2017

Guangdong governor visits Yekaterinburg

Zhu Xiaodan, the governor of the People's Republic of China's Guangdong province, arrived in Yekaterinburg on Monday for a friendly visit.

Yekaterinburg and Guangzhou, the largest city in the Guangdong province, became sister cities in 2002. Guangzhou is a part of one of China's strongest provinces economically and is host to vibrant social and economic development.

Xiaodan met with Yekaterinburg mayor Porru Ivanov to discuss a connection between the two countries. Xiaodan and Ivanov reached an agreement on expanding cooperation between the province's capital city and Yekaterinburg in the areas of trade, investment, education, scientific research, culture and tourism. Additionally, the two officials discussed strengthening innovation platform construction, the Nanfang Daily reports.

Ivanov said that there exists a long history of traditional friendship between China and Russia and that cooperation and various exchanges have become commonplace. He said that Yekaterinburg attaches major importance to the development of a cooperative relationship with Guangzhou and the Guangdong province. Ivanov said that the city will do everything it can to promote strong ties and bilateral cooperation between the two cities, according to Nanfang Daily.

Yekaterinburg gave Xiaodan a warm welcome for the visit. During his time in the city, he visited the Ural Federal University, Ural Heavy Machinery and a signing ceremony for a collaboration between the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies and the Ural Federal University Teaching program.