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Grodno region and Hainan province (PRC) signed an twinning agreement

On December 21, an agreement on the establishment of twinning between the Hainan Province of the People's Republic of China and the Grodno Region of the Republic of Belarus was officially signed. The document envisages cooperation of regions in trade, economic, scientific, technical and cultural spheres. 

The signing online ceremony was attended by Chairman of the Grodno Regional Executive Committee Vladimir Karanik, Acting Chairman of the People's Government of Hainan Province Feng Fei, Minister Counselor of the PRC Embassy in the Republic of Belarus Luo Shixiong and other honored guests.

The agreement provides for the development of interaction in such spheres as industry, trade and agriculture, science, education and health protection, tourism, sports and culture, investment and economic zones. Twin regions will contribute to the creation and expansion of contacts between business representatives for the supply of raw materials, food, consumer goods, the provision of various services.

We have identified the main directions for the development of interregional relations, confirmed our desire to provide comprehensive assistance to the development of cooperation, agreed to stimulate more energetically the implementation of mutually beneficial projects between our business entities, to practice mutual visits and contacts more widely.

Vladimir Karanik| Chairman of the Grodno Regiopnal Executive Committee

In his speech, Vladimir Karanik noted that a large project for the reconstruction of the Grodno International Airport is currently being discussed in the Grodno region. Its implementation will create a multifunctional logistics complex and expand the possibilities for receiving passenger and cargo ships, including on the Grodno - Haikou route. Detailed information about the investment project and the logistics potential of the Grodno region is published on our website.

The signing of the agreement on twinning was preceded by a number of visits and joint meetings. In December 2019, the delegation of Grodno region presented trade and investment potential at the International Exhibition of Cultural Industries "Sanya-2019". Earlier, Grodno was extensively visited by a delegation of Hainan province. In 2020, several online meetings took place between the parties.

Photo: Grodnenskaya pravda