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29 Aug 2017

Brest, China’s Wuhan keen to expand contacts

Photo of the Brest City Executive CommitteeBREST, 29 August (BelTA) – A protocol on friendship and cooperation with China’s Wuhan was signed in Brest on 29 August, BelTA learned from the Brest City Hall.

Photo of the Brest City Executive CommitteeThe document was signed by Brest Mayor Alexander Rogachuk and Tan Renjie, Deputy Chairman of the Wuhan Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Alexander Rogachuk underlined that for the time being the document is a protocol of intent to strengthen contacts, which concerns both sides. The head of the Chinese delegation expressed hope that the city of Wuhan with population over 9 million can twin with Brest in the future. As of today, Brest is twinned with one Chinese city, Xiaogan.

Photo of the Brest City Executive CommitteeThe sides agreed that tourism, culture, and education are promising avenues of cooperation. The two cities have a rich history and cultural heritage interesting both for Brest and Wuhan residents. Alexander Rogachuk and Tan Renjie also discussed logistics and the establishment of transport and logistics corridors. Summing up the meeting, Alexander Rogachuk remarked that the working visit of Wuhan’s representative is an opportunity to discover new ways of cooperation in different fields. “Every meeting of this kind is a little step in the right direction. If we manage to attract Chinese tourists to Brest, this will have a positive impact on the economy of our border city and will become another step towards strengthening our partnership,” the mayor noted.

Photo of the Brest City Executive CommitteeFor his part, Tan Renjie pointed out that Wuhan will host an international investment forum in November 2017 and invited the Brest partners to take part in it.

Photo of the Brest City Executive CommitteeThe Chinese delegation also visited several leading companies of Brest and explored the city’s landmarks.

Photo of the Brest City Executive Committee

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