Mr.Xia Hongmin,Vice Governor of Gansu Province met with a delegation led by Mr. Utiupin Pavel Vladimirovich，Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Belarus on January 30.
Mr.Xia Hongmin extended a warm welcome, on behalf of the provincial government, to the delegation and briefed the general situation and social and economic development of the province as well as cooperation between Grodno State of Belarus and Gansu in economy and trade. He said that the Ministry of Industry signed a cooperation agreement with Gansu provincial government in agriculture in 2014. Last year, the agreement has been implemented, some projects had achieved substantial progress with the joint efforts from cooperatives parties, such as Zongshen Group, the Minsk Tractor Plant and Dingxi City. Gansu provincial government and its departments would fully support the cooperation and provide the necessary services. We welcomed more entrepreneurs to invest in Gansu, meanwhile, the government also encouraged enterprises located in Gansu to invest in Central Asia, West Asia and European countries, to achieve mutual benefit and win-win progress.
Mr. Utiupin Pavel Vladimirovich firstly expressed his appreciation to the hospitality received in Gansu, and briefed development in industry and agricultural machinery in his country. He said that the visit to Gansu was an important step in the implementation of the cooperation framework agreement. It was expected that bilateral cooperation projects would bear fruits in March and April of this year. Belarus and Gansu had enjoyed complementary strengths in economic development. Currently, the largest project between Belarus and China was the Industrial Park of Belarus and China, involving machinery, electronics etc., and active participation of enterprises in Gansu were welcomed.
Mr.Lu Xinglai, Deputy Director-general of Gansu Foreign Affairs Office attended the meeting.