Wang Jian Visits Russia and India
From December 19 to 26, Wang Jian, Jinhua deputy mayor and Yiwu mayor, led a Yiwu delegation to visit Russia and India in order to demonstrate the advantages, opportunities, and potentials of the city to attract wider cooperations. During the visit, the delegation held some meetings, signed cooperation projects, and made significant progress in international investment promotion.
In Russia, the delegation held several signing ceremonies. In Yekaterinburg, Wang met with relevant leaders of Sverdlovsk of the Russian Federation and officers from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in the Ural region. Both parties expressed their wish to actively promote in-depth cooperation between Yiwu and Russia in economic, trade, and cultural exchanges.
At Sima-Land Company, Wang expressed his hope to promote deep cooperation between the two sides. At the Russian Railways, the relevant officials highly affirmed the contribution made by the China Railway Express to the Sino-Russian economic and trade relations. The company will continue to improve the quality of services and increase the transparency of cargo transportation to further increase the number of train communications, by which Russian products could also reach more countries and regions. In Moscow, the Russian Federation of Asian Industrial Entrepreneurs warmly welcomed the delegation and expressed their expectations to deepen cooperation and achieve mutual benefit.
During their stay in India, the delegation met and negotiated with relevant parties as well as visited the information technology parks and enterprises. In Cochin, Wang met with the mayor. Wang said Cochin was previously an important stop on the ancient Maritime Silk Road. The two sides should carry forward the tradition of friendly exchanges and continue to deepen economic, trade, and cultural exchanges.
During the meeting with the Indian LULU Group, the two parties reached an important agreement on building markets in India by virtue of their respective advantages. The delegation also conducted a field survey of LULU Group's large-scale supermarkets in Cochin, visited the special section of “Yiwu Products” inside, after which they also visited the Kerala IT Park and learned more about the development of India's IT industry and the planning and construction of the park.
In Navi Mumbai, Wang met with the city's mayor. The two sides exchanged views on the establishment of sister-city relations, complementary industries, and cooperation in agricultural and high-tech products. The mayor also expressed his hope to visit Yiwu one day. In New Delhi, Wang visited the Chinese Embassy in India to seek cooperation and help to strengthen Yiwu-India cooperation and promote Chinese companies to “go global.” The delegation also visited the China-India Economic and Cultural Exchange Center and the India Zhejiang General Chamber of Commerce to actively attract overseas Chinese to come back and better promote cultural exchanges and non-governmental exchanges between China and India. (By Tan Zhixiao, translated by Lin Yuqin, edited by Mariam Ayad)