Published On: Fri, Jun 23rd, 2017

Quintana Roo signs twinning partnership agreement with China

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According to 20 minutos online newspaper, the government of Quintana Roo signed a letter of intent for a twinning partnership with the Province of Jiangxi, China; it aims to work in areas such as business, investment, manufacturing, agro-economic, tourism, the proper use of the environment, as well as culture, Mexican authorities stated.

The document was signed in Quintana Roo, where Jiangxi representatives attended. In attendance were Huang Jiawen, director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China; and the deputy director of the Provincial Development and Reform Commission, Zhou Guanghua. Likewise attending were the deputy director of the Department of Finance, Zhu Bin, as well as the director of the International Exchange Area from the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Tu Anbo. Moreover, Bai Yi, president of the China Association of the Yucatan Peninsula, was also a guest.

Photo: El Diario de Yucatán

Photo: El Diario de Yucatán

Carlos Joaquín [Quintana Roo’s governor] emphasized that the trade relationship between China and Mexico amounts to $80 billion USD. He pointed out that Asian investments in the country reached an historic figure of $300 billion USD in the last two decades, especially in the automotive, infrastructure, construction and energy industries. “Quintana Roo is a tourist-oriented place by nature. Our natural resources, our biodiversity and an age-old culture have bequeathed us a gastronomy, as well as a rich history, which allow us to be one of the regions that most receives visitors from all parts of the world”, he mentioned.

According to information provided by the Chinese delegation, the letter of intent will allow further work in areas such as trading, investment, manufacturing and agro-economic industries, tourism, environment and culture, among others. Marisol Venegas Pérez, the Secretary of Tourism, was present while signing the letter of twinning partnership, and stressed that this event enhances cooperation and information exchange to promote tourism projects. “These are tasks will be carried out in a transparent way, while ensuring a model of sustainable tourism development”, she added.

SOURCE: 20 Minutos



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