The authorities of Tatarstan and Shandong province discussed the expansion of cooperation

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The expansion of ties between Tatarstan and the Chinese province Shandong in the economy, education, culture, sports and tourism discussed the Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov and Deputy Governor of Shandong province Ren Aijun, the press service of the head of the Russian region.

Minnikhanov is in China on a two-day working visit, during which visits four cities – Jinan, Qingdao, Yantai and Tianjin. In the framework of the visit meetings were held with representatives of the leadership of Shandong province, participation in the business forum «Tatarstan-Shandong», visiting the manufacturing company of heavy and medium trucks, Sinotruk, meeting with CEO of Haier company and familiarity with the work of «smart» factory in Haier industrial Park, a visit to the production of Chinese chemical company Wanhua Chemical and the Sino-Russian Technopark in sphere of high and new technologies.

«According to Rustam Minnikhanov, the relations between Tatarstan and Shandong province have a long and productive history. Shandong became the first Chinese province with which the Republic has signed a cooperation agreement in 2008. Between Tatarstan and Shandong province is a constant exchange of official and business delegations. A practical example of collaboration was the interaction with the Haier Corporation, which opened in Tatarstan plant producing refrigerators and plans to create on the territory of the Republic industrial Park», — stated in the message.

As another example, it is noted the interaction between the company «KAMAZ» and the China motor Corporation, Weichai Power. Minnikhanov reminded that a few weeks ago in the Eastern economic forum in the presence of the Russian President and the Chinese President signed an agreement between JSC «KAMAZ» and Weichai Power on establishing a joint enterprise for the production of industrial engines in Russia.

According to Tatarstan President, another promising area for cooperation – development of cooperation with the chemical company, Wanhua Chemical.

In addition, the meeting discussed the expansion of ties in education, culture, sports and tourism. «These areas should also be on our radar,» — said Minnikhanov.

Ren Aijun expressed confidence that this visit will open a new page in relations between the regions.

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